Soraya Jiménez

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Soraya Jiménez
Personal information
Born 5 August 1977
Naucalpan, State of Mexico, Mexico[1]
Died 28 March 2013(2013-03-28) (aged 35)
Mexico City, Mexico

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.[2] Jiménez was the first female athlete from Mexico to ever win an Olympic gold medal.[3] She died at age 35 on 28 March 2013 at her home in Mexico City after suffering a heart attack.


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  3. Profile: "Soraya Jimenez" (Retrieved on 19 January 2008)