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.
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.
Her bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London was the first Olympic medal won by any Colombian judoka.
Her father Arnuy was a construction worker and her mother Miryam was a housewife. She has a brother named Harvy.
She and France's Teddy Riner are both multiple-time World Judo Champions.