Yajaira Salazar

Further Personal Information
Residence
Pusir Grande, ECU
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in weightlifting in 2010.
Why this sport?
She initially took part in athletics, but was intrigued by weightlifting as her sister Mayra practised the sport and decided to try it. Coach Julio Yaque noticed her potential and invited her to train.
Club / Team
Federacion Deportiva del Carchi: Ecuador
Name of coach
Hugo Quelal [national]; Julio Cesar Yaque [personal], CUB
Training Regime
She trains up to four hours a day.
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Her family. (elcomercio.com, 27 Nov 2018)
Awards and honours
She was Ecuador's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. (lima2019.pe, 27 Jul 2019)

In 2018 she was named Female Athlete of the Year by the Ecuadorean Olympic Committee. (coe.org.ec, 20 Dec 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (elcomercio.com, 27 Nov 2018)

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