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2000 Gold Medalist Dies of a Heart Attack at age 35

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Olympic gold medalist Soraya Jimenez has died at the age of 35.

Reuters is reporting that Jimenez died of a heart attack at her home in Mexico City. She reportedly had multiple health issues, and only one lung.

Jimenez won gold for Mexico in the women’s 58 kg weightlifting competition at the 2000 summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. She lifted a total of 222.5 kg (490.5 pounds), beating the North Korean silver medalist Ri Song-Hui. The victory made her the first female gold medalist from Mexico.

Jimenez retired from the sport of weightlifting after the 2004 summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, where she did not place.

2000 Gold Medalist Dies of a Heart Attack at age 35


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  • The Lord

    Females should stop trying to be men these days by lifting weights, taking steroids, trying to be strong, cutting their hair short……
    I don’t care what anyone says, that’s not lady-like one bit!
    Females should be banned from all pro sports and going to the gym. If they want to get in shape they can eat less and do simple exercises at home.

    • Elizabeth

      Wow, you’re an idiot. Ban girls from pro sports and going to the gym, really? are you fucking kidding me! If anything we should be encouraged to be stronger to not depend on assholes like yourself. You probably just feel intimidated by those kind of females, because you probably can’t even lift one fourth of what they can lift. And yes she died pretty young, but guess what? she did what she loved and that’s worth more than 100 years of life.

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