When the discipline of weightlifting began to be one of the bastions for the Dominican Republic in the Central American and Pan American Games, Miosotis Heredia was on the front lines to help swell those medal hauls.
That is why it was expected that his election as an immortal of Dominican sport would be guaranteed. That is exactly what will happen on November 14.
Heredia was chosen in recognition of the laudable performance she had in international competitions wearing the colors of the Dominican flag, informed yesterday Dr. Dionisio Guzman, president of the Permanent Committee of the Pavilion of Fame.
“Miosotis’ merits as a top-level weightlifter were justly weighted by the members of the Permanent Committee who had the opportunity to value her service record and choose her for sports immortality,” said Guzman.
Miosotis Altagracia Heredia Abreu, who was born on December 12, 1972 in San Pedro de Macoris, won 17 medals in international competitions, including a championship title and a subtitle in multisport events such as the Central American and Caribbean and Pan American Games.
Her greatest achievements were a silver medal at the Pan American Games in Winnipeg ’99 (Canada) and a bronze medal at the Santo Domingo ’03 version in the 69 kilograms, as well as a gold, silver and bronze medal at the Central American Games ’98 in Maracaibo.