Mireya explains the human side of her career
San Jose, Costa Rica, October 30, 2017 - The former Cuban
volleyball star Mireya Luis presented today the book Entre cielo
y tierra-Mireya Luis, where she tells the story of her life,
written by the journalist from the largest of the Antilles Oscar
With expressions of gratitude for the presence in the auditorium
of the members of the national and youth teams, as well as Beach
Volleyball and ex-stars of that sport of Costa Rica, and the
leaders of the Confederation of North, Central America and the
Caribbean of the discipline, Mireya told anecdotes of his
existence, inside and outside the taraflex.
Being an Olympic champion - she was three times and all in a row
in 1992, 1996 and 2000 - it's almost like touching the glory,
she said and laughing among her followers in the so-called high
net sport she told how they did not want to do her the tests of
fitness for being too short in stature, but only until she
showed she was able to touch the ceiling when jumping.
The power in the attack is as famous as its power of jump -3,40
meters-a height that is considered the highest reached by a
volleyball player. Admiring her compatriot Mercedes Pomares for
her intelligence when it comes to attacking or disguising.
Speaking to Prensa Latina, Mireya said she was very happy and
happy to present the book in Costa Rica surrounded by young
volleyball players to whom she transmitted the message of 'you
want, you can', alluding to achieving something you have to put
all the effort and dedication.
It is very pleasant to be able to share my life with them,
express my affection, tell them anecdotes, what I have done and
why, she said and added that if they ever feel they have not
reached where they want, there will always be those who
encourage and support them, as it happened to me with my mother,
who was her first and main psychologist.
In the introduction to the presentation, Humberto Rodríguez,
husband of Mireya and former president of the National Institute
of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation of Cuba, said that
Entre cielo y tierra-Mireya Luis is a contribution to the
literature of sports not only on the island Caribbean, but of
the whole world.
Mireya is a paradigm of world volleyball, but it is not a work
that addresses the purely sporting issue and that is why it
makes a difference and its author Oscar Sánchez took as a
starting point the human being seen from his humblest roots to
reach the highest honors and titles in his discipline, he said.
This book gives athletes, coaches and talent scouts the
mysteries that do not always appear in the training camp or the
preparation notebooks that are the feelings, how far you can go
when there is a commitment, when there are sustained values
from the family to the homeland.
Mireya answered several questions of those present, autographed
books and took numerous photographs.
The presentation of the book, which already had similar actions
in Peru, Haiti, Argentina and Brazil - during the Olympic Games
in 2016 - and soon in Nicaragua, was also attended by the
Ambassador of Cuba in Costa Rica, Danilo Sánchez.