HAVANA._Elected Latin America and the Caribbean´s best female athlete in 2014 according to the Prensa Latina new agency´s annual poll, Colombian triple jumper Caterine Ibargüen shared that honor with Argentinian football star Lionel Messi.
<<ibargüen-messi-latin>>This was the second time both Ibargüen and Messi have been chosen the region´s most outstanding sportspersons. They first won that distinction in 2011.
Ibargüen ended 2014 as the world´s top figure in her event after having won her six competitions in the Diamond League and registered a personal best of 15.31 meters in Moncaco´s Grand Prix. That result is ranked as the fifth best in the history of women´s triple jump and the best over the past six years.
<<ibargüen-messi-latin1>>Meanwhile, Messi, along with his home team, won the silver medal at the World Cup and became the leader scorer in the Spanish league, among other highlights of his excellent performance.Share on FB Share on TT