Mijain Lopez, leads Prensa Latina survey

Mijain Lopez, leads Prensa Latina survey
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22 November 2021
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Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Mijain Lopez remains at the top of the Prensa Latina Sports Poll as the best male athlete in Latin America in 2021 after receiving today the votes of two national media.

Lopez, who won his fourth gold medal in Tokyo in the Greco-Roman style super heavyweight, won the votes of Granma newspaper and Telecentro Telecubanacan, from Villa Clara province.

With these two votes, this man born in the western city of Pinar del Rio leads the poll with 13 units, far ahead of his compatriot and boxer Andy Cruz and Argentina’s soccer star Lionel Messi, both with two.

Behind the trio are Cuban boxer Julio Cesar la Cruz and Ecuadorian cyclist Richard Carapaz, both with one vote in their favor.

Meanwhile, in the female sector, the Cuban newspaper chose the world record holder and Tokyo 2020 Olympian in triple jump, Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas, who leads the poll, with 17 credits.

Behind Rojas are Dominican sprinter Marileidy Paulino, Brazilian gymnast Rebeca Andrade and Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson, all with one vote.

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