Yulimar Rojas, in Palaro as the flag bearer of Venezuela

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Yulimar Rojas, in Palaro as the flag bearer of Venezuela

The Venezuelan Yulimar Rojasfour-time world champion and current Olympic triple jump gold medalist, this Tuesday, at “Another way”is “in Paris”, but as flag bearer of his countrywhich he will not be able to represent in the 2024 Games due to an injury to his left leg.

“In a different way,” he said when discussing his new role in Paris at an event with the Venezuelan delegation including President Nicolás Maduro.

Rojas, who was injured in April during training where he ruptured his Achilles tendon, expressed his confidence in the “enormous” plan that “God” has for him, aiming to inspire other athletes to pursue their dreams and never give up.

The athlete said he felt honored to be the flag bearer, along with the weightlifter. Julio Mayora.

He guaranteed that the national delegation, made up of about 30 competitors, “will show that Venezuela will continue to make history at the Olympic Games.” “The delegation is ready to give everything for everyone”said.

“I know that we all stopped sweating, we stopped the tears and we waited for this moment, and I am happy to be here, to travel, to endure my recovery and say (that) I am here, Yulimar Rojas is here,” he said.

Last April, the athlete, who holds the world triple jump record with 15.74 meters, announced, with “a lot of pain and sadness”, that he would not be able to participate in the Olympic Games due to the injury, for which he underwent surgery in Madrid.

Source: La Verdad

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