~~August 23, 2016~~
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Puerto Rico prepares big welcome home for Olympic tennis champ Monica Puig
Puerto Ricans were looking forward to the arrival of Monica Puig, the tennis player whose singles title at the Rio Games made her the Caribbean island’s first gold medalist.
Mónica arrived at San Juan International Airport on Aug. 22.
The people of Puerto Rico were out in the streets.
A spectacular welcome ceremony will be held, Puerto Rico Olympic Committee president Sara Rosario Velez told reporters Monday.
The 22-year-old Puig, who is ranked 34th in the world, defeated Germany’s Angelique Kerber, the world No. 2, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 in the women’s gold medal match on Saturday. August 6.
More than 8 million Puerto Ricans around the world, of whom 3.4 million live on the island, eagerly anticipated the Olympic championship match.
Thousands of people gathered in bars, restaurants and private homes across Puerto Rico to watch the historic match.
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~~LLEGA MONICA PUIG A PUERTO RICO~~
~~Published on Aug 20, 2016~~
Recibimiento protocolar de Monica Puig por el Gobernador de Puerto Rico Alejandro Garcia Padilla y la Primera Dama Wilma Pastrana
~~Puerto Rico Celebrates First Gold Medal~~
~~Published on Aug 19, 2016~~
The tennis player Mónica Puig became a hero for Puerto Rico when she took home the commonwealth’s first gold medal in women’s singles on Saturday. The win spurred celebrations across the island.
We ALL are ONE!!