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Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas to miss the Olympic Games

Madrid, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas, world record holder in the long jump posted on X that she will not be able to attend the Paris 2024 Olympic Games due to an injury in the Achilles tendon of her left leg.

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, announced the also Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medalist and four-time outdoor world champion.

Rojas told, amid her sadness, that when she fell on the descent of a jump she felt intense pain, she said her heart was broken and apologized to her followers.

“Today I feel very affected emotionally for 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,” the laureate athlete added.