|Birth Day:||March 29, 1986|
|Birth Place:||Jamundi, Colombia|
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She excelled in several sports growing up, including handball, volleyball and water polo. She was recruited into judo by Ruperto Guaúña when she was fourteen years old.
In 2008, she participated Olympic Games in Beijing where she placed 7th. She lost to Anaysi Hernández of Cuba in the main draw and then lost a very close match against Leire Iglesias from Spain in the repechage losing her chance to fight for a medal.
In 2009, she won the World Championships in Rotterdam. In the final she gained victory over Anett Mészáros from Hungary and became third South American judoka who won the title by Natasha Hernández (of Venezuela) in 1984 and Daniela Krukower (of Argentina) in 2003.
In 2012, she won a bronze medal at the Olympic Games in London, beating Chen Fei of China. This was the first ever Olympic medal for Colombia in Judo.
In 2016, she returned to the Olympic games in Rio and won a silver medal, becoming the 5th Colombian athlete to win 2 Olympic medals.
Currently, Yuri Alvear is 36 years, 2 months and 30 days old. Yuri Alvear will celebrate 37th birthday on a Wednesday 29th of March 2023.
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