The Most Influential Latin American Athletes of the Moment

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Not only in soccer do Latin American athletes stand out, we will take a brief tour of some of the most important of the moment.

Checo Perez, Amanda Nunes, Neisi Dajomes

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LatinAmerican Post | Carlos Felipe Bedoya

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Throughout the history of Latin American sport, it has had wonderful athletes. Currently, it is no exception, and we are not talking about the soccer stars that represent us on all continents, but about those who stand out in other sports and leave the Latin flags at the top all over the planet. For this reason, in LatinAmerican Post we will review the most outstanding athletes in recent months.

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Sergio 'Checo' Perez

The Mexican, aboard the Red Bull Racing team's car, has been racing in F1 for more than 10 years. But it is now when he is showing all his talent and stands out in all the circuits of the world competition. In his last participations, the one born in Guadalajara is making merits to seek to become world champion.

Amanda Nunnes

The Mixed Martial Arts fighter, from Bahia, Brazil, is the first woman to champion two different categories at the same time (Featherweight and Bantamweight). Currently, she is the number one in the world in the UFC ranking and this year she continues her career in search of defending her titles.

Saúl "Canelo" Alvarez

The Mexican boxer, also born in Guadalajara, is one of the most recognized and influential athletes of the moment throughout the world. His career in the ring has led him to be the absolute unified world champion of the WBA (World Boxing Association), WBC (World Boxing Council), WBO (World Boxing Organization) and IBF (World Boxing Federation). In addition, he is on the list of champions of 'The Ring' magazine that rates the best boxers in the world.

Yulimar Rojas

Puerto de la Cruz, in Venezuela, is the hometown of the 2021 Olympic triple jump champion. In addition, she has been crowned world champion in 2017, 2019 and 2022. Meanwhile, she holds the world record with a jump of 15.74 m and seems to be unrivaled today.

Neisi Dajomes

The 25-year-old young athlete became the first Ecuadorian woman to win Olympic gold for her country, in the weightlifting category. Additionally, she has been junior world champion three times and Pan American champion four times.

Ana Marcela Cunha

Ana Marcela is classified as an expert swimmer in open water. Originally from Salvador de Bahía, she has positioned herself as world champion 5 times. She also has 14 medals in the World Swimming Championships and one of her great achievements was in 2021 when she managed to win the gold medal in Tokyo in the water marathon modality.

It is notable that Latin American sport is currently very well represented by the figures already mentioned. Likewise, it is important to analyze that many of those who are in the world elite are young professionals, with unique qualities of which much remains to be exploited. This is why, in the coming years, we will be able to see great achievements from all these athletes and especially for all the Latin American athletes who have been bringing so much joy to all their fans for several years.