Salma Hayek's Olympian cousin Yvonne Treviño Hayek, who she has yet to meet, competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics Long Jump qualification event and she ranked 30 with a mark of 6.16. Sadly, she did not place high enough to compete in the final event.
Although Yvonne didn't take home a medal, her accomplishments still stand and she made history. The Olympian is the first woman in 48 years to compete in the long jump event representing Mexico.
The 27-year-old athlete received support for her Hollywood relative, who posted a photo of her and captioned it, "I'm excited to see my cousin, Yvonne Treviño Hayek, (who I haven't had the pleasure to meet yet)to compete representing Mexico for the long jump at the Olympics next week. Viva Las Hayeks!!"
I'm excited to see my cousin, Yvonne Treviño Hayek, (who I haven't had the pleasure to meet yet)to compete representing Mexico for the long jump at the Olympics next week. Viva Las Hayeks!! Estoy entusiasmada de ver a mi prima competir por México en el salto de longitud en las olimpiadas la próxima semana. Aunque aún no tengo el placer de conocer a mi prima en persona, estoy muy orgullosa! ???????????????????????????? #mexico #longjump #olympics #rio2016
In case you were wondering just how these two are related—we'll break it down for you. Salma's father's cousin's granddaughter is Yvonne, according to ¡Hola!.
But it seems that these Olympic aspirations run in the family, because in 2015, Salma posted a #TBT from her gymnastics days. "I wish I could still do that but at least I have proof that once upon a time I was a #gymnast," she captioned the photo.
"They drafted me...to be part of the Olympic team! But I was eight or nine and my father said no because I would have had to go live in Mexico City in a boarding school for gymnasts, do six hours, eight hours a day of training, which for me was like paradise," she said in 2012 to the New Zealand Herald.
And although her Olympic dreams were cut short, she does not hold any grudges against her father. "My father thought I wouldn't have had a normal childhood, and he wanted me to be normal. It's too bad that with all his efforts it didn't work out! But anyway, it worked out for me because now I'm an actress!"
We can't wait for these two to finally meet!