Mireya Luis presents her biography in Costa Rica
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, October 28, 2017. - Three time Olympic
Champion Mireya Luis held a book reading of her biography “Entre
Cielo y Tierra” at the Sports Hall of Fame of Costa Rica on the
occasion of the XXIV NORCECA Congress.
Costa Rica’s National Federation invited Mireya Luis to present
her biography to all volleyball fans and members of their
national teams who enjoyed Mireya’s motivating words and stories
about her initiation in volleyball. Also attending the event was
Cuban ambassador in Costa Rica, Mr. Danilo Sanchez Vasquez.
Cuba’s former Minister of Sports Humberto Rodriguez introduced
Mireya Luis to the assistants, who spoke about her humble ascent
with her parents immigrating to Cuba from Haiti and how she
began to play volleyball at 15 years old and climbing up to
winning three Olympic titles and two World Championship titles.
In her first words, Mireya was brought to tears speaking about
her mother “her positive influence in my life allowed me to
become an elite athlete but most important, a proud and strong
woman that stands in front of you today. She encouraged me to go
on fulfill my volleyball dreams just nine days after giving
birth to my daughter”.
She also shared her many volleyball stories and said “I hope to
inspire future generations and now in my new phase in life, I am
determined to keep working for my beloved volleyball. Nothing is
impossible, go work hard for your dreams”.
Mireya answered several questions by volleyball players, local
media and followers of a Facebook-live transmission. She also
enjoyed signing her book and national team jerseys, as well as
taking photos with the assistants.
Following the presentation, Mireya also appeared in a sports
program of a local TV station to reach a larger segment.
Attendants at the XXVI NORCECA Congress also had the opportunity
to have an issue of Mireya’s book “Entre Cielo y Tierra” as she
dedicated a moment to distribute her biography after the morning
session of day one of activities.