|Born||5 August 1977
Naucalpan, State of Mexico, Mexico
|Died||28 March 2013
Mexico City, Mexico
Soraya Jiménez Mendivil (5 August 1977 – 28 March 2013) was a Mexican weightlifter and Olympic champion. She participated at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney where she won a gold medal. Jiménez was the first female athlete from Mexico to ever win an Olympic gold medal.
She died at age 35 on 28 March 2013 at her home in Mexico City after suffering a heart attack.
|Year||Venue||Weight||Snatch (kg)||Clean & Jerk (kg)||Total||Rank|
|2003||Vancouver, Canada||58 kg||90||5||110||11||200||11|
|2002||Warsaw, Poland||58 kg||87.5||90||9||110||9||200||9|
|1999||Piraeus, Greece||58 kg||85||8||107.5||112.5||7||197.5||8|
|1998||Lahti, Finland||58 kg||70||72.5||12||80||85||14||157.5||13|
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- "Soraya Jiménez". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2013-03-29.
- Profile: "Soraya Jimenez" Archived 11 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine. databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 19 January 2008)
- "2003 Weightlifting World Championships - Mendivil Soraya Jimenez". iwf.net. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
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