Following the Gold medals of María Fernanda Valdez and Arley Mendez at the World Championships at Anaheim, weightlifting became the most mentioned word in Chile.
This unusual result was celebrated all over media, including newspaper front pages and highlighted news in TV. Both athletes received the most important sport awards in the country: The Best of the Best between all sports.
The award was presented by two institutions: The Chilean Olympic Committee and the Circle of Sport Journalists.
The Chilean Olympic Committee granted this important award to María Fernanda Valdez and the journalists decided to grant the second award to Arley Méndez.
Source: Italo Barattini