16 year-old Puerto Rican gymnast wins an Olympic gold medal

There is amazing Puerto Rican talent everywhere!!
“Laurie Hernandez is the youngest member of the US women’s gymnastic team. She won an Olympic gold medal in her sport!!”


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Laurie Hernandez is the youngest member of the US women’s gymnastic team. Just 16 years old, she has already starred in the US National Championships, won the 2015 U.S. Classic…and now, in Rio de Janeiro, she won a gold medal in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Laurie is a member of the “Final Five,” an extremely gifted team that includes Simone Biles and Aly Raisman. Some of her tumbling runs are absolutely death-defying, such as this one:

Her balance beam work is equally spectacular:

Calm yet confident, Laurie’s success is firmly rooted in her work ethic. For several years, she has trained five to six hours a day, six days a week. Along the way she has overcome a dislocated knee, a torn patella ligament, a bruised MCL, and surgery on her right knee.

At 16 years of age, Laurie has paid her dues.


At the 2016 Olympics, she made…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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