|Date of Birth||21 October 1995|
|Current World Ranking||1 (2021)|
|Sport/Event(s)||Athletics – Triple jump|
|Major Achievements||Defending Olympic silver medalist.|
4-time World Champion (including 2-time World Indoor Champion).
Bagged the Female Athlete of the Year Award by World Athletics in 2020
|Net Worth||$3 million|
Yulimar Andrea Rojas Rodríguez is a Venezuelan athlete. She is the reigning Olympic silver medalist, a two-time World Champion (2017 London and 2019 Doha), and a two-time World Indoor Champion (2016 Portland and 2018 Birmingham) in triple jump. Her personal best of 15.43 meters is the indoor world record.
Yulimar is in the form of her life and she will try to upgrade from the silver that she won in Rio five years ago to gold at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics 2020. Anything less than gold would be considered as an upset. Hence, with so much at stake, let us know a lot more about Yulimar Rojas.
Yulimar Rojas Bio
Yulimar was born on 21 October 1995 in Barcelona, Venezuela. She is really a tall athlete standing 1.92m (6 ft 4 in) and weighs around 72kg (159lb). Through her social media, Yulimar makes no mystery about belonging to the LGBT community and dating a young woman, who refers to herself on her social media as “Rusmely Rojas”, though no recognition of couple (union or marriage) exists for same-sex couples in Venezuela.
Yulimar Rojas Net Worth
Yulimar has an estimated net worth of $3 million. Her successful career as a triple jumper has helped a lot in making her net worth this big. Moreover, Yulimar’s association with the F.C. Barcelona Athletics team since 2016 has also played a pivotal role in increasing her fortune.
Yulimar Rojas Career Achievements
Dominating the triple jump for the past five years, in which she won Olympic silver and as many as 4 World titles, Yulimar has also been a Pan American Games and South American Games champion. She has also been crowned the 2020 Female Athlete of the Year at the World Athletics Awards.
Yulimar Rojas Coach
Yulimar is coached by legendary Cuban long jumper, Ivan Pedroso. Regarded as the greatest jumper of his time, Pedroso won gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Moreover, between 1993-2001, he went on an unbelievable streak to win a mammoth 9 World Championships (including 5 Indoor Championships).
Yulimar Rojas Parents
Yulimar is a proud daughter to Yulexcis Rodríguez and Pedro Zapata. However, no other information is available on her parents currently. We will update it as soon as we get further details.
With the support of her legendary coach and her winning spree in the past few years, Yulimar looks set to change the colour of the medal this time around. It looks as if there is only one person who can stop her to bag the top honours in Tokyo, and that is Yulimar herself.