The third time’s the charm for Yaime Perez…
Competing in her third Olympics, the 30-year-old Cuban athlete was able to finally take the medal stand after claiming the bronze medal in the women’s discus throw competition at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Perez completed the competition with a best-throw of 65.72 meters.
Team USA’s Valarie Allman took home the gold with a throw of 68.98 meters.
German’s Kristin Pudenz won the silver with a throw of 66.86 meters.
Pérez won the gold medal at the 2019 World Championships and the 2019 Pan American Games.
Perez previously competed in the 2012 London Games, where she finished in 29th place in the qualifying round; and 2016 Rio Games, where she reached the final but did not advance after three throws.