Humilka Ruiz ascends the volleyball Olympus

Yumilka Ruiz, a member of the Cuban women’s volleyball team who won gold at the 1996 Atlanta and 2000 Sydney Olympics, was inducted into the International Volleyball Hall of Fame in Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA.

Ruiz was part of a generation of athletes that narrator René Navarro dubbed the spectacular Morenas del Caribe, who had also won Olympic gold in Barcelona 1992 before her arrival. Already in the absolute group, a native of Camagüey received bronze. under the five rings in Athens 2004 and won the world championship

Other well-known figures in the sport of high leggings were honored on this occasion, such as Phil Dahlhausser (USA), Larisa Franca Maestrini (Brazil), Katsutoshi Nekoda (Japan), Silvano Prandi (Italy) and Shanrit Wongprasert (Thailand). All of them, along with Yumilka, will be awarded at a ceremony scheduled for October 21st.

After this news, the Greater Antilles will now have a total of seven Olympus volleyballs, as Regla Torres (2001), Mireia Luis (2004), Eugenio George (2005), Magalis Carvajal have received such earlier recognition (2011). ), Mirka Francia (2019) and Taimaris Aguero (2021).

Source: Juventud Rebelde

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