Yumilka Ruiz

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Ruiz and the second or maternal family name is Luaces.
Yumilka Ruíz
Personal information
Full name Yumilka Ruíz Luaces
Nationality  Cuba
Born (1978-05-08) 8 May 1978 (age 38)
Camagüey, Cuba
Hometown Camagüey
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Spike 329 cm (130 in)
Block 315 cm (124 in)
Volleyball information
Position Outside hitter
Number 1
Last updated: October 2011

Yumilka Daysi Ruíz Luaces (born 8 May 1978 in Camagüey) is a retired volleyball player from Cuba, who represented her native country in four consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1996.[1] She twice won a gold medal with the national team in 1996[2] and 2000;[3] she also claimed the bronze at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.[4]

She retired in 2008 aged 30.[5] At 1.79m the outside hitter had a jumping power reaching 3.28m.

In August 2008 she was elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee by the 120th IOC Session.[6]

After three years of inactivity Ruiz made a comeback in 2012 to play in Russian League for Uralochka-NTMK EKATERINBURG and participated in the European Champions League. She is still in contract with the club for 2013/14.

Clubs[edit]

  • Italy Medinex Reggio Calabria (1996–2000)
  • Cuba Ciudad Habana (2000–2006)
  • Russia Uralochka-NTMK (2004–2005)
  • Cuba Camagüey (2006–2008)
  • Russia Uralochka-NTMK (2012–)

Awards[edit]

Individuals[edit]

Clubs[edit]

  • 2004/2005 Russian Super League – Simple cup icon.svg Champion, with Uralochka-NTMK
  • 2000 CEV CupSimple cup icon.svg Champion, with Medinex Reggio Calabria
  • 1999/2000 Italian Championship – Gorm silver cup.jpg Runner-up, with Medinex Reggio Calabria
  • 2000 Italian Super Cup – Simple cup icon.svg Champion, with Medinex Reggio Calabria
  • 2000 Italian Cup – Coccarda Italia.svg Champion, with Medinex Reggio Calabria
  • 1998/1999 Italian Championship – Gorm silver cup.jpg Runner-up, with Medinex Reggio Calabria
  • 1999 Italian Cup – Gorm silver cup.jpg Runner-up, with Medinex Reggio Calabria
  • 1998 CEV CupGorm silver cup.jpg Runner-up, with Medinex Reggio Calabria

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yumilka Daysi Ruíz Luaces
  2. ^ "Cuba Wins Volleyball Gold". The Washington Post. Associated Press. 2000-08-13. Retrieved 2010-03-11. 
  3. ^ CNN/Sports Illustrated. "Cuba women win third consecutive Olympic title". Retrieved 2010-03-11. 
  4. ^ "Cuba wins women's volleyball bronze by beating Brazil". USA Today. Associated Press. 2004-08-29. Retrieved 2010-03-11. 
  5. ^ Granma. "Yumilka Ruiz ratifica su retiro del deporte activo" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-02-21. [dead link]
  6. ^ CCTV. "Four athletes elected to IOC Athletes´ Commission". Retrieved 2010-02-21. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Russia Elizaveta Tishchenko
Best Spiker of
FIVB World Grand Prix

2004
Succeeded by
Cuba Rosir Calderón