Olympic Gold Medalist Monica Puig on Competing at the Miami Open & Her Thoughts on Social Media

#PicaPower … Mónica! Puerto Rico’s pride … something to smile about!!

Repeating Islands


A report by Becky Randel for Ocean Drive.

At 22 years old, Monica Puig won an Olympic gold medal. This month, the Miami resident competes on her home turf at the Miami Open.

Last summer, Monica Puig made history when she won a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rio, becoming the first Puerto Rican woman to win an Olympic medal in any sport, and the first person to ever win gold for Puerto Rico. Raised in Miami, the pro athlete and brand ambassador for Chrysler and AT&T talks to Ocean Drive about winning big and returning home.

How has your life changed since Rio?
I am just very honored and privileged to be in this position. I am also excited that it has given me an even bigger platform to act on, and that it has brought such tremendous happiness to Puerto Rico and its people.

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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!!!

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