Salma Hayek is a proud cousin to Olympian Yvonne Treviño Hayek.
The 49-year-old Oscar-nominated actress took to Instagram on Sunday, Aug. 14, to reveal that her cousin Yvonne will be competing in the Olympic long jump event this 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 wrote on the social media site alongside a photo of the athlete. "Viva Las Hayeks!!"
“Estoy muy orgullosa!” the “Frida” actress added in the Spanish part of her caption, which means: “I’m very proud.”
According to Hola!, Yvonne will be the first woman to compete in the long jump event for Mexico in 48 years. The 27-year-old athlete is the current holder of the Mexican record with 6.70 meters. Yvonne — who is being coached by Drew Fucci and Kyle Tellez — is also a three-time Mexican national champion (2011, 2013, 2016) and a Central American and Caribbean Championships bronze medalist in 2011.
Hayek — who will be next seen in the action comedy film “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” — was also an athlete herself. She told the New Zealand Herald back in 2012 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 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,” Hayek said. “[That] for me [however] was like paradise.”
The qualifying round for the women’s long jump will start on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 8 a.m. The final round will be held the following day at 8:15 a.m.