Prensa Latina begins its 2022 Sports Survey

The reception of votes will be open from this Monday, and all the world’s media can participate to choose the main male and female athletes and the best team of the year after the final calculation.

The voting period will close on December 22 and the results will be announced one day later.

The votes of the media -radio, television and written press- (not in a personal capacity), may be sent to the following electronic address: [email protected]

We remind you that any media can vote under equal conditions for any athlete not included in the list of suggestions and understand that they deserve to be included.

Here is the list of proposals suggested by our sports newsroom:



Yulimar Rojas (Venezuela): Won the World Championships in Athletics in Eugene, USA, with a mark of 15.47 meters in the triple jump; and the World Indoor Athletics Championships held in Belgrade, Serbia. In this last competition he achieved the current world record with a jump of 15.74 m.

Shelly Ann-Fraser (Jamaica): The sprinter took the title of the women’s 100 meter flat at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, USA. She led the world ranking of the season, with a time of 10.62 seconds. She won the 100m at the 2022 Diamond League.

Kimberly García (Peru): The walker became a double world champion and Peru’s first medalist in a World Athletics Championship. She won the 25 and 35km race walking events in Eugene, USA.

Shericka Jackson (Jamaica): The sprinter won the women’s 200m title at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, USA; and the Diamond League circuit. She led the world ranking for the season with a time of 21.45 seconds, the second best in history.


Rebeca Andrade (Brazil): She became the first Brazilian world champion in artistic gymnastics. The 23-year-old athlete, Olympic runner-up in Tokyo, won the final of the general contest of the World Cups that were held in Liverpool, Great Britain.


Mayra Aguiar (Brazil): First in the world ranking in the -78kg category, the judoka won the continental championship held in Lima this year. She finished first at the Universal Championship in Tashkent (Uzbekistan).

Rafaela Silva (Brazil): Won the Universal Championship in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), thus breaking Japan’s dominance in the competition. She won a silver medal at the Hungarian Grand Slam and bronze at the Georgian Grand Slam.


Ana Marcela Cunha (Brazil): The undine reached the titles of five and 25 kilometers of open water in the World Swimming Championships, organized in the city of Budapest, Hungary.


Jhoana Viveros (Colombia): She won four gold medals at the World Games in Birmingham, Alabama (United States). The skater won the 15,000-meter elimination race, and also reached the top of the podium in the 10,000-meter points plus elimination, 10,000-meter elimination, and 1,000-meter sprint tests.


Paola Longoria (Mexico): Leader of the world ranking since 2011, Longoria reached the individual, double and team gold medals of the 2022 World Championship in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. She won gold at the World Games in Birmingham, Great Britain.


Sara López (Colombia): The Colombian achieved a new title in compound archery in the World Cup final, played in Mexico, to become the first archer to win in seven finals of the event. In addition, she was the protagonist in the Bolivarian and South American Games, obtaining a gold medal in the individual category. She ranked first in the world ranking in the compound bow modality.



Alison dos Santos (Brazil): The hurdler again broke the South American record and the World Championship record in the 400m hurdles with a time of 46.29, becoming world champion. She was the first male gold in the history of Brazil in the World Championships in Athletics and became the second Brazilian in history to be an outdoor planetary titleholder.

Shaunae Miller (Bahamas): Dominated the women’s 400m event throughout 2022. She won the World Championships in Athletics in Eugene, USA, and the World Championships in Indoor Athletics held in Belgrade, Serbia.


Framber Valdez (Dominican Republic): He established himself as one of the best left-handed pitchers in the Major Leagues. The Dominican was titled in the World Series of Major League Baseball in the United States with the Houston Astros.

Jeremy Peña (Dominican Republic): Peña had a freshman season unlike any other in MLB, becoming the first rookie position player to win a World Series MVP award after hitting .400 during all six games in which the Houston Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2022 Fall Classic. He won a Gold Glove and was also the Most Valuable Player in the American League Championship Series. The 25-year-old became the first batsman to win all three of those awards in his career, and he did it all in his debut season.

Luis Arráez (Venezuela): The Venezuelan achieved one of the most complicated feats in Major League Baseball, such as becoming the regular season batting champion, in this case of the American League. The one born in Yaracuy crowned his batting title with an average of 316.


Isaquias Queiroz (Brazil): The Brazilian won gold in the single-seater canoe (C-1) at 500 meters and second place in (C-1) at a thousand meters at the World Championship of the discipline that was held in Canada.


Andy Granda (Cuba): Reached a gold medal at the Universal Championship in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) in the +100 Kg division, his biggest trophy throughout his career.


Brayan Carreño (Colombia): This year he also won gold at the South American Games in Asunción. Carreño once again repeated the world title that he had already achieved in 2018 in the youth category and that of 2019 in seniors. In this 2022 he shone at the World Skate Games Argentina in the individual dance modality.


Conrado Moscoso (Bolivia): He became the 2022 world champion in the Open category, the maximum of this sport, in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. This is the first title not only of Moscoso, but of a Bolivian individual, with which the athlete made history and crowns his sports career with the greatest consecration.


Basketball (Argentina): The men’s team won the FIBA ​​Americas Cup, the most important international basketball tournament in the Americas at the national team level, which granted seven quota places for the 2023 Pan American Games.

Máximo Videla / Tadeo Funes (Argentina): They became champions in the 29er class World Cup that took place at the El Balis Nautical Club, in Barcelona, ​​Spain. The duo, both 18, also bagged the World Junior Championships in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Ana Patricia Silva/Eduarda Santos (Brazil): The Brazilians won the Beach Volleyball World Championship in Rome, Italy. The duo reached the gold medals in the elite tournament that was played in Switzerland.

Yarisleidis Cirilo/Katherin Nuevo (Cuba): The Antillean women, who had won bronze in the last round of Copenhagen, improved their performance with the first place in the canoe (C-2) at 200 meters in the World Championship of the discipline that It was played in Canada.

Futsal (Colombia): World champion after having won all six games. In total, Colombia scored 55 goals and did not receive annotations against, a unique mark in the competition.




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