Yuri Alvear

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Birthday
29, 1986
Birthplace
Jamundi, Colombia
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
29, 1986 (age 33)
Birthplace
Jamundi, Colombia

About

Colombian judoka who won World Judo Championships in the 70 kilogram weight class in 2009, 2013 and 2014. Her other accomplishments include several Pan American Judo titles and a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Before Fame

She excelled in several sports growing up, including handball, volleyball and water polo. She was recruited into judo by Ruperto Guaúña when she was fourteen years old.

Trivia

Her bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London was the first Olympic medal won by any Colombian judoka.

Family Life

Her father Arnuy was a construction worker and her mother Miryam was a housewife. She has a brother named Harvy.

Associated With

She and France's Teddy Riner are both multiple-time World Judo Champions.