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Salma Hayek Sends Sweet Message to Her Cousin Who Will Be Competing in the Olympic Long Jump Event

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That’s one talented family!

Salma Hayek shared on Instagram that her cousin would be competing in the Summer Olympic Games in Rio next week.

“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,” she posted on Sunday. “Viva Las Hayeks!!”

Treviño Hayek will be the first woman to compete in the long jump event for Mexico in 48 years, reports Hola!.

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Hayek, 49, was also an athlete herself. The actress told the New Zealand Herald that she was recruited to join the Mexican Olympic team for gymnastics when she was younger.

“They drafted me to be part of the Olympic team, but I was 8 or 9 and my father said no,” she said, “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.”