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Dios Mio, Venezuela's New Sports Minister Is Fencer Famous For Nude Photo

CLARÍN (Argentina)


CARACAS –  Venezuelan politics continues to attract the world's attention. After the death of Hugo Chavez and the recent election of his no-less outspoken successor, Nicolas Maduro, eyes have now turned to the newly anointed Sports Minister: Alejandra Benítez, the Olympic fencer best known for posing nude just before last year's London Olympic Games.

“It's as if I take my clothes off during each international match,” she told Ultimas Noticias where the photo appeared of her clothes-less with strategically placed arm and helmet, reports Clarín. 

Photo rodolfob

Aside from being an accomplished sportswoman, 32-year-old Benítez has a BA in odontology and is a substitute member of Parliament.

Her sports career includes four Olympic Games appearances: Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012. She came in 15th place.

After her nomination as Sports Minister, Benítez wrote on Twitter: “Efficiency or Nothing. Today a new challenge has appeared and I will assume it with the same engagement of an athlete who is defending their nation at whatever cost.”


Photo Alejandra Benitez

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