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The 59th edition of Prensa Latina’s Sports Survey Opens to All Media

All media included in Prensa Latina’s Sports Survey will vote on equal terms and will choose any athlete from Latin America and the Caribbean (even if they do not appear on the list with proposals).

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The 59th edition of Prensa Latina’s Sports Survey opened on Thursday to choose the best athletes and teams from Latin America and the Caribbean in 2023.
Starting today, world media will be able to cast their votes in three categories: Best Male Athlete, Best Female Athlete and Best Team.
The deadline for submitting ballots is December 21. The results will be announced at a press conference at Prensa Latina’s headquarters the next day. Send your selections for the media to deportes@prensa-latina.cu. All types, such as radio, television, written press, news agencies, and websites, are included. The email will summarize the overall voting results. All media in Prensa Latina’s Sports Survey will have an equal vote. Choose any athlete from Latin America and the Caribbean, even if they are not on the proposed list. The survey began in 1964, with the first winner being the Cuban sprinter, Enrique Figuerola. The best male athlete is Usain Bolt from Jamaica. He possesses an impressive collection of 6 prestigious titles. In second place, we have Javier Sotomayor from Cuba with 5 titles. Colombian athlete Caterine Ibargüen stands out as the leading female athlete, having earned an impressive 5 titles.
Below are proposals put together by Prensa Latina’s Sports editorial staff, with several of the most dazzling athletes in the 2023 campaign:
Athletics:
-Yulimar Rojas (Venezuela): World Champion in Budapest and holder of the Diamond League, in the triple jump.
-Shericka Jackson (Jamaica): World champion in the 200 meters in Budapest. Champion in the 100 and 200 meters in the Diamond League.
-Marileidy Paulino (Dominican Republic): World champion in the 400 meters in Budapest. Diamond League titleholder in the same specialty. Titular in the Pan American Games of Santiago, in 200 meters and mixed 4×400 relay.
Danielle Williams (Jamaica): World champion in the 100-meter hurdles in Budapest.
-Antonio Watson (Jamaica): World champion in the 400 meters in Budapest.
Baseball:
-Ronald Acuña (Venezuela): Most Valuable Player of the National League of the Major Leagues of the United States. Implanted an unprecedented mark for these lides, after becoming the first batter of all time to connect more than 40 homers (41) and steal more than 70 bases (73).
Artistic gymnastics:
-Rebeca Andrade (Brazil): World champion on vault horse in Antwerp, in addition to three silver medals and one bronze medal at that orb event. Two-time starter at the Pan American Games in Santiago 2023.
Wrestling:
-Luis Orta (Cuba): World champion in Belgrade. Monarch at the Pan American Games of Santiago 2023. Titleholder at the Central Caribbean Games of San Salvador 2023.
-Gabriel Rosillo (Cuba): World Champion in Belgrade.
Canoeing
-Yarisleidis Cirilo (Cuba): World Champion in Duisburg, Germany. Monarch at the Pan American Games in Santiago de Chile 2023.
Rowing:
-Kenia Lechuga (Mexico): World runner-up in Belgrade 2023.
Weightlifting:
-Natalia Llamosa (Colombia): World champion in Riyadh. Champion at the Central Caribbean Games in San Salvador 2023.
-Angie Palacios (Ecuador): Champion at the Pan American Games in Santiago 2023. Silver at the World Cup in Riyadh.
-Keydomar Vallenilla (Venezuela): Champion at the Pan American Games of Santiago 2023. Bronze at the World Cup in Riyadh.
Water sports:
-Omar Olvera (Mexico): Three-time champion in diving at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games. Two-time silver medalist at the Fukuoka World Cup.
Taekwondo:
-Carlos Sansores (Mexico): Pan American champion at Santiago 2023. Runner-up at the Baku World Championship.
Collective team proposals:
-Soccer-Fluminense (Brazil): Champion of the Copa Libertadores de America for the first time in history.
-Soccer-Mexico: Gold Cup champion.

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