Soraya Jimenez, 2000 gold medalist, dies at 35

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Soraya Jimenez, a weightlifter who won a gold medal in 2000 in Sydney to become Mexico’s first female Olympic champion, has died of a heart attack.

She was 35.

The Mexican Olympic Committee released a statement on Thursday confirming Jimenez’s death.

After retiring from weightlifting because of various injuries, Jimenez became a sportscaster for the Televisa television network.

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