Gigi Fernández and Mónica Puig! Historical facts …… Very interesting!
An article by Adam Kilgore and Jorge Castillo for The Washington Post.
The purple-orange sky over Centre Court provided a backdrop of magical beauty, an appropriate setting for the history Monica Puig intended to make. Angelique Kerber stood across the net, and Puig’s other opponent — the past — tinged the women’s gold medal final with her small island’s convoluted Olympic saga.
A Puerto Rican had won gold before, but never had an athlete representing the island, a territory of the United States, climbed to the top of the podium and listened to the anthem, “La Borinqueña.” No fewer than 18 Puerto Rican flags populated the stands Saturday evening, and the people waving them hollered, over and over in unison, “Si se puede!” All match, Puig repeated it back to herself: “Yes, I can.”
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