Soraya Jimenez


MEXICO CITY (AP) — Soraya Jimenez, the weightlifter who won a gold medal in 2000 in Sydney to become Mexico's first female Olympic champion, has died of a heart attack. She was 35.

The Mexican Olympic Committee released a statement on Thursday saying it was "in mourning" following Jimenez's death.

After retiring from weightlifting because of various injuries, Jimenez became a sportscaster for the Televisa television network.

In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Maria Espinoza won a gold medal in taekwondo, the only other Mexican woman to win an Olympic gold.

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Descanse en paz Soraya. Fue una inspiración para muchas personas!

May the god of comfort be a source of strength for your family at this difficult time. 2Corn 1:3, 4. Deepest Sympathy, Sue, Concord, NC

Que descanse en paz


May you rest in peace

En este momento dificil para la familia Jimenez, quiero que sepan que tendre a Soraya en mis oraciones. Y le pedire a dios padre que les de la fuerza para sanar el gran dolor de perder a Soraya en plena juventud los sane con recordar los triunfos y bonitos momentos que ella dejo en esta vida!

QEPD Soraya. Te extrañare

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. These times can be very hard to bear. I lost my father about 3yrs ago, and the pain is there. The one thing that brought me comfort is the scripture at Psalms 55:22. Please read that feel the comfort that I felt when I read this. I wanted to share this with you. You are in my prayers.