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Yumilka Ruiz

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Ruiz and the second or maternal family name is Luaces.

Yumilka Ruíz

Personal information

Full name
Yumilka Ruíz Luaces

Nationality
 Cuba

Born
(1978-05-08) 8 May 1978 (age 38)
Camagüey, Cuba

Hometown
Camagüey

Height
1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)

Weight
62 kg (137 lb)

Spike
329 cm (130 in)

Block
315 cm (124 in)

Volleyball information

Position
Outside hitter

Number
1

Honours

Women’s volleyball

Representing  Cuba

Olympic Games

1996 Atlanta
Team

2000 Sydney
Team

2004 Athens
Team

World Championship

1998 Japan
Team

World Cup

1999 Japan
Team

World Grand Champions Cup

1997 Japan
Team

World Grand Prix

2000 Manila
Team

1997 Kobe
Team

2008 Yokohama
Team

1998 Hong Kong
Team

Pan American Games

2007 Rio de Janeiro
Team

2003 Santo Domingo
Team

NORCECA Championship

2007 Winnipeg
Team

Pan-American Cup

2007 Colima
Team

Central American and Caribbean Games

2006 Cartagena
Team

Last updated: October 2011

Yumilka Daysi Ruíz Luaces (born 8 May 1978 in Camagüey) is a retired volleyball player from Cuba, who represented her native country in four consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1996.[1] She twice won a gold medal with the national team in 1996[2] and 2000;[3] she also claimed the bronze at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.[4]
She retired in 2008 aged 30.[5] At 1.79m the outside hitter had a jumping power reaching 3.28m.
In August 2008 she was elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee by the 120th IOC Session.[6]
After three years of inactivity Ruiz made a comeback in 2012 to play in Russian League for Uralochka-NTMK EKATERINBURG and participated in the European Champions League. She is still in contract with the club for 2013/14.

Contents

1 Clubs
2 Awards

2.1 Individuals
2.2 Clubs

3 References
4 External links

Clubs[edit]

Medinex Reggio Calabria (1996–2000)
Ciudad Habana (2000–2006)
Uralochka-NTMK (2004–2005)
Camagüey (2006–2008)
Uralochka-NTMK (2012–)

Awards[edit]
Individuals[edit]

2002 Pan-American Cup “Most Valuable Player”
2002 World Championship “Best Scorer”
2003 NORCECA Championship “Most Valuable Player”
2004 FIVB World Grand Prix “Best Spiker”
2005 Pan-American Cup “Best Spiker”
2004/2005 Russian Super League “Most Valuable Player”

Clubs[edit]

2004/2005 Russian