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Yulimar Rojas showed her most glamorous side in a fashion magazine

The Venezuelan Olympic medalist surprised as a sensitive and, at the same time, strong woman

Yulimar Rojas generated impact and surprise when posing for a fashion magazine. And the Venezuelan Olympic medalist dazzled her followers and shared her experience as a high-performance athlete with Vogue Mexico. She told the publication how she is coping with not competing in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

At 28 years of age, Rojas took the opportunity to apologize again to Venezuela, since an injury to his left heel will prevent him from jumping in the famous games. “My heart is broken, I also want to apologize for not being able to represent you in Paris,” he said in the interview.

Likewise, Yulimar Andrea Rojas Rodríguez shared that her goal in the Olympics was to beat her own record and reach a jumping distance of 16 meters. 

It is worth remembering that the Venezuelan broke the triple jump world record twice: the first time in the Olympic Games of Tokyo 2020, when he achieved a mark of 15,67 meters, and then at the 2022 Belgrade Indoor World Cup, where he reached 15,7 meters.

Bullying victim

Another issue that the Tokyo 2020 gold medalist revealed was having suffered bullying in her childhood because of her height, her hair, shoes, among other things.

“It was a fact that haunted me throughout my adolescence. They told me many things. The nicknames killed me, they left me impotent. They called me heron, giraffe, black. They picked on my skin color a lot. Since I had 'bad' hair (afro), I always wore my hair in a bun that was messy and they called me an ugly black woman. I thought: 'If they mess with me it's because I'm different,' Yulimar recalled.

The athlete focused on the idea that at some point “all those people who make fun of me are going to meet the real Yulimar. All of that affected me. It created a trauma in me that I could only overcome thanks to sport. The trauma she felt made her unable to walk in places where there were many people so that they wouldn't see me, so as not to think that they saw or that they were messing with me. In the end I thank those people for making me stronger. They turned me into a woman with courage, a warrior, a fighter, capable of overcoming those comments that persecuted her for years.”

Despite all the criticism, Yulimar was clear that she was something bigger than the mockery. “I always knew I was different. That she was called to do great deeds so that many could see her story reflected in mine.”

For a dream

In 2015, the “Queen of the Triple Jump” left her native Venezuela in search of longer jumps.

“I left my country when I was turning 20. He was fleeing the idea of ​​leaving. I postponed the trip several times. It was a very difficult decision. But, I gained courage and bet on the future. I always thought I had a mission, or I have a mission because that challenge still stands. Inside me I keep Pozuelo, my family, my mother who has never left me, my childhood, my first steps, that little corner of Puerto la Cruz that I love so much and every time I go to Venezuela I try to reconnect with that. It is the axis of my beginnings, it is to move forward, it is where I identify myself right now and it is what has motivated me the most to move forward,” he highlighted.

The game allowed Yulimar Rojas to grow a lot. “I learned fundamental things: to value everyday life, not to get lost and to believe in myself. I learned to fight for my beliefs and never let go. I feel like I've helped a lot of people see the easier path. That some can see the light, even if they believe they can't achieve it. In 2018 I wanted a change in my life. I have never liked combing my hair. My mother always fought with me when I was little and she told me: 'Comb your hair, you'll get worms in that hair.' I thought: I want to know what I look like with short hair.

Also, “La Morena de Oro” assured that she managed to overcome her fears. "Before I didn't believe in myself: I didn't like how I looked... I learned to see myself, I learned to like how I looked on screens, I learned to talk, to let loose with the cameras because I was very shy."

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