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Yumilka Ruiz

Yumilka Ruiz

Cuban volleyball player
Yumilka Ruiz
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Cuban volleyball player
Is Athlete Volleyball player Beach volleyball player
From Cuba
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 8 May 1978, Camagüey, Camagüey Province, Cuba
Age 43 years
Stats
Height: 179
Weight: 62
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Yumilka Daysi Ruíz Luaces (born 8 May 1978 in Camagüey) is a retired volleyball player from Cuba, who represented her native country in four consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1996. She twice won a gold medal with the national team in 1996 and 2000; she also claimed the bronze at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.

She retired in 2008 aged 30. At 1.79m the outside hitter had a jumping power reaching 3.28m.

In August 2008 she was elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee by the 120th IOC Session.

After three years of inactivity Ruiz made a comeback in 2012 to play in Russian League for Uralochka-NTMK EKATERINBURG and participated in the European Champions League. She is still in contract with the club for 2013/14.

Clubs

  • Italy Medinex Reggio Calabria (1996–2000)
  • Cuba Ciudad Habana (2000–2006)
  • Russia Uralochka-NTMK (2004–2005)
  • Cuba Camagüey (2006–2008)
  • Russia Uralochka-NTMK (2012–)

Awards

Individuals

  • 2002 Pan-American Cup "Most Valuable Player"
  • 2002 World Championship "Best Scorer"
  • 2003 NORCECA Championship "Most Valuable Player"
  • 2004 FIVB World Grand Prix "Best Spiker"
  • 2005 Pan-American Cup "Best Spiker"
  • 2004/2005 Russian Super League "Most Valuable Player"

Clubs

  • 2004/2005 Russian Super League – Simple cup icon.svg Champion, with Uralochka-NTMK
  • 2000 CEV Cup – Simple cup icon.svg Champion, with Medinex Reggio Calabria
  • 1999/2000 Italian Championship – Gorm silver cup.jpg Runner-up, with Medinex Reggio Calabria
  • 2000 Italian Super Cup – Simple cup icon.svg Champion, with Medinex Reggio Calabria
  • 2000 Italian Cup – Coccarda Italia.svg Champion, with Medinex Reggio Calabria
  • 1998/1999 Italian Championship – Gorm silver cup.jpg Runner-up, with Medinex Reggio Calabria
  • 1999 Italian Cup – Gorm silver cup.jpg Runner-up, with Medinex Reggio Calabria
  • 1998 CEV Cup – Gorm silver cup.jpg Runner-up, with Medinex Reggio Calabria
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