~~August 13, 2016~~
En un suceso histórico, la tenista ponceña Monica Puig le otorga a Puerto Rico su primera medalla de oro para la isla.
La joven de 22 años se impuso ante la alemana Angelique Kerber en un juego que paralizó a todos los boricuas dentro y fuera de la isla.
Puerto Rico ha participado en los juegos de verano desde el 1948 pero nunca antes había obtenido medalla de oro.
Monica Puig Makes Olympic History, Winning Puerto Rico’s First Gold Medal
Puerto Rico now has its first Olympic gold medal, courtesy of tennis star Monica Puig, who beat Germany’s Angelique Kerber in the women’s singles tournament at Rio’s Summer Olympics Saturday.
“I”m speechless,” a smiling Puig said after her historic win. “I wanted it so bad.”
“I never imagined in my wildest dreams that this would happen,” Puig added — and she said her experience in Rio de Janeiro has been like a dream. She’s looking forward, she said, to waking up tomorrow morning and seeing her gold medal sitting on her bedside table.
As for her plans after the Olympics, Puig said, “I know my life is going to change a bit.” But she said some things won’t — because, she added, “I love what I do.”
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