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Elated basketball champ Carla Viegas returns to the Costa from the U-17 World Championship with high hopes

Viegas posing for SUR after her arrival into Malaga Airport. / MIGUE FERNÁNDEZ

The 16-year-old from San Pedro tells SUR of her university scholarship offers in the United States and WNBA dreams

Carla Viegas touched down at Malaga Airport on Monday night to a rapturous welcome to her biggest fans, her parents.

The shy schoolgirl, who plays for CAB Estepona, has finished the World Championship as the best triple jumper, averaging 45.1%, the best percentage in a world championship since 2010.

Her Spanish U-17 women’s basketball team gave everything to come second in the final against the United States (84-62), Viegas says.

– I imagine that now that only a few hours have passed since the final, that you’re still on cloud nine?

Yes, yes, my God, I still can’t believe everything we’ve been through.

– How did you find the final?

We went out without being afraid, to fight and to make it…

Read more at www.surinenglish.com

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