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Tokyo gold medalist Yulimar Roja pulling out of Paris 2024 Olympics

Yulimar Rojas, the pride of Venezuela and an icon in the world of sports, has regrettably announced her withdrawal from the Paris 2024 Olympic Games due to an injury to her left Achilles tendon. In a heartfelt message to her country, fans, and the Olympic community, Rojas expressed her deep sadness and apologized for not being able to represent Venezuela on the grand stage.

Today it’s my turn to stop”: Yulimar Rojas will miss the Olympic Games: The world and Olympic triple jump champion announced that she will not be able to participate in Paris 2024 after an injury to her left Achilles heel. The Venezuelan, the greatest exponent of the discipline, was champion in Tokyo 2020.

“With a lot of pain and sadness I want to tell you that, while training, after receiving a jump, I had severe pain that resulted in an injury to my left Achilles tendon. My heart is broken too and I want to apologize for not being able to represent you in Paris 2024,” began the statement she shared on her social media.

The two-time Olympic medalist shared the difficult moments of realization and acceptance, acknowledging the unpredictable nature of fate and finding solace in faith. Despite the setback, Rojas remains determined to bounce back stronger and continue her journey towards excellence.

When considering undeniable figures, exceptional competitors, and captivating personalities within the Olympic realm, it’s inconceivable not to immediately conjure thoughts of Yulimar Rojas. Anyone who has witnessed her in competition can attest to the assured spectacle, the inevitable medal, and the immeasurable inspiration she brings.

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To my Venezuela, to the family of the Olympic and sports Movement, especially to my followers; I want to inform you that I will not be able to participate in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

With a lot of pain and sadness I want to tell you that while I was training when I fell on the descent from a jump I had intense pain that was diagnosed as an injury to the left Achilles tendon. My heart is broken and I feel so sad that I want to apologize for not being able to represent you at Paris 2024.

They have been very complex hours, in which I have questioned myself and analyzed why this has happened, however I understand that, in God’s designs, we are only instruments of his will. Today I feel very emotionally affected by not being able to represent them, the desire to defend my Olympic title excited me enormously but today I have to stop, understand this, recover and come back with great strength to continue flying together.

I want to thank my family, friends and my entire work team, who at this time have not separated from me trying to make me understand the complex situation I am going through. To all my sponsors and sports institutions in my country for all the support provided.

I wish our Venezuelan delegation great success in Paris 2024, I am already very proud of you, and to my teammates on the court, may they give their all to also achieve glory.

See you soon, with the same dreams and desire.

In the realm of Olympism, the anticipation now shifts to the upcoming Los Angeles 2028 Games, where fans eagerly await the return of the illustrious Yulimar for another captivating display of athleticism and spirit.

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