Hanna Gabriels is Costa Rica’s most accomplished and celebrated boxer, becoming the first World Boxing Champion of Costa Rica in 2009. She has held boxing world championships in Welterweight and Super Welterweight weight classes and is the first and current WBA (World Boxing Association) Light Heavyweight and WBC (World Boxing Council) Heavyweight World Boxing Champion (April 17, 2021). In 2010, Costa Rica's National Sports Games were dedicated to Hanna for her achievements in sports.
Hanna actively supports social causes related to promoting health and women’s empowerment and preventing gender-based violence. She is a certified ESD Global Empowerment Self-Defense Instructor and the CEO of New You Development CLINIC and Gabriels Boxing Company. In addition, Hanna partners with the UN Refugee Agency, to advocate for the inclusion and non-discrimination of refugees in Costa Rica.