Lely Berlitt Burgos Ortiz

Further Personal Information
Residence
Coamo, PUR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Visual Arts - Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico: Ponce, PUR
Sport Specific Information
Name of coach
Jose Torres [national], PUR; John Javier [national]
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. (lainformacion.com, 23 Feb 2016)
Injuries
A shoulder injury prevented her from competing at the 2013 Criollo International Weightlifting Championships in Caguas, Puerto Rico. (elnuevodia.com, 03 Dec 2013)
Milestones
She is the first female weightlifter from Puerto Rico to have competed at two editions of the Olympic Games. She placed 11th in the 48kg category at the 2012 Games in London, and was ranked ninth in the 53kg category at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Oct 2018; chicagotribune.com, 07 Aug 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (vocesdelsurpr.com, 05 Aug 2016; gofundme.com, 16 Aug 2019)
Other information
FUNDRAISER
She created in a fundraiser account on GoFundMe.com in August 2019 to raise funds to continue her attempt to compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. "I am currently trying qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Unfortunately I do not have the money needed to reach each step the International [Weightlifting] Federation requires for each championship and in which I must participate in different competitions during the year." (gofundme.com, 16 Aug 2019)

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