Monica Puig wins the first Olympic gold medal for Puerto Rico


#PicaPower …. “Puig’s victory is also a first…the first Olympic gold medal ever won by a Puerto Rican athlete, whie representing Puerto Rico.”
#PuertoRicanPride … Go Monica! Thank you … #SiSePuede

WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS

To a joyful chorus of “¡si se puede!” from her supporters, Monica Puig won a gold medal in the 2016 Olympic Games. The 22-year old tennis star defeated Germany’s Angelique Kerber yesterday, in the women’s singles competition.

Kerber is currently ranked as the #2 female tennis player in the world…but Puig beat her in straight sets.

Puig’s victory is also a first…the first Olympic gold medal ever won by a Puerto Rican athlete, while representing Puerto Rico. 

Other Puerto Rican athletes have won the gold, but they were competing for the U.S. flag.  

Not Puig.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/monica-puig-wins-tennis-final-and-for-first-time-puerto-rico-has-olympic-gold/2016/08/13/d8b232e8-6156-11e6-9d2f-b1a3564181a1_story.html

To her great credit, Puig was fully aware of the symbolic importance of her victory as a Puerto Rican athlete, representing her own island.

On the tennis court, in her very first interview after winning the gold, Puig said…

“This is for them. I think I united a nation. I just love where…

View original post 20 more words

This entry was posted in Equality by Dr. Rex. Bookmark the permalink.

About Dr. Rex

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!!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.