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Ecuador's Neisi Dajomes won Olympic gold at Tokyo 2020 in the women's 76 kilograms division.

She is the only female Olympic champion in the South American country's history.

When she returned home to Ecuador, she waved from the cockpit of her plane at the international airport in Quito.

Dajomes has also won three medals at the World Championships and gold at the Pan American Games.

Her younger sister Angie Palacios is also a weightlifter.