Yeison López

Further Personal Information
Residence
Cali, COL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 13 in Cali, Colombia.
Why this sport?
He was inspired to take up the sport after seeing his cousin Wilmer Torres, a weightlifter, on the front cover of the sports section of a newspaper from Cali, Colombia.
Club / Team
Valle del Cauca: Colombia
Name of coach
Jaiber Manjarres [club]; Oswaldo Pinilla [national], COL
General Interest
Nicknames
Goku (pulzo.com, 21 May 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2017 World Junior Championships in Tokyo, Japan. (realidad360.com, 26 Feb 2018)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (elespectador.com, 09 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he was named Best Non-Professional Athlete of the Year by the Valle del Cauca's Sports Journalists Circle in Colombia. (cali.webnoticias.co, 20 Feb 2018)

He was named Best Youth Athlete of the Year in 2017 by the Colombian newspaper El Espectador. (elespectador.com, 09 Dec 2017)
Famous relatives
His cousin Wilmer Torres won gold medals in weightlifting at the Pan American Championships in 2010 and 2014. (elespectador.com, 20 Jun 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 31 May 2014)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Olympic Games. (elespectador.com, 20 Jun 2017)

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