Soraya Jiménez : Google Doodle celebrates Mexican weightlifter Olympic Gold champion

Date: August 6, 2021 Posted by: Rohit Gupta In: Google Doodle

Soraya Jiménez’s 44th Birthday Google Doodle

Today, the search engine Google has shared an interactive Google doodle and celebrating the Soraya Jiménez’s 44th birthday who is the Mexican Olympic-champion weightlifter and the first Mexican woman to ever win an Olympic gold.

Soraya Jiménez

Who was Soraya Jiménez?

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 became the first ever female athlete from Mexico to 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.

Soraya Jiménez

Personal information
Born 5 August 1977
Naucalpan, State of Mexico, Mexico

Died 28 March 2013 (aged 35)
Mexico City, Mexico

Medal record

Women’s Weightlifting, Representing Mexico
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place, 2000 Sydney, – 58 kg

Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place, 2003 Santo Domingo,– 58 kg

Happy birthday, Soraya Jiménez—thanks for inspiring lots of people and using your strength to make history!

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