LUYS Mireya (1967) Cuba / Volley-ball
Mireya Luys is one of the world's most successful volleyball players. She was the Olympic champion in Barcelona and Atlanta and world champion in 1994 and 1998 All she needed was one more Olympic title to book herself a place in the history books forever. That's precisely what she did with another victory for the Cuban volleyball team in Sydney.However, injury almost robbed Luys of her medal. She had a back operation in mid-1999. After a period of intense preparation, she again had people talking about her powerful smashes. She regained her top form and led her team to a new world title.