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Gold Medalist Monica Puig Set An Example That All Puerto Ricans Should Follow

 

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Photo credit: esferico.mx

 

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For about two hours on Saturday afternoon, August 13, 2016, the entire island of Puerto Rico was paralyzed. 3.5 Million people stood frozen in front of television sets at shopping malls, restaurants, classrooms, hospitals, plazas, airport terminals, bars and their homes. Catholic Churches cancelled Saturday mass and there was almost no traffic on the streets and highways.

And then it happened.

Monica Puig defeated Germany’s Angelique Kerber (6-4, 4-6, 6-1) in the final round of the Women’s Tennis competition at the International Olympic Games to win Puerto Rico’s first-ever Olympic gold medal and its first medal of any kind by a woman. ...

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Chicago…Home To The Only Puerto Rican Museum In The U.S.

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Chi-Ricans don’t always get the love they deserve. With the historical center of the Puerto Rican diaspora based around the New York metro area, and the more recent exodus of Boricuas into central Florida, it’s easy to overlook the 100,000-strong community holding it down for la Isla del Encanto in the Windy City.

But that hasn’t stopped Chicago’s Boricuas from repping hard. From the original Young Lords, to the Paseo Boricua, Chicago Ricans have been quietly creating some of the most iconic expressions of puertorriqueñidad in the diaspora. And this year they celebrate another milestone as the U.S.’s only museum dedicated entirely to Puerto Rican arts and culture ...

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One Of the Youngest Table Tennis Players in Olympic History Is Adriana Diaz

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Photo credit: http://www.metro.pr

 

While most teenagers spend their summer relaxing, spending time with their friends, or maybe working a summer job, 15 year-old Adriana Diaz is currently competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Diaz made her Olympic debut today with a win over six-time Olympian, Nigeria’s Olofunke Oshonaike, 11-7, 7-11, 4-11, 11-7, 11-5 and 11-2. Not only is she one of the youngest table tennis players at the Rio Olympics, Diaz is one of the youngest in Olympic history; Sally Yee from Fiji is younger than her by about 6 months.

Already a promising table tennis athlete before reaching the Olympic stage, Diaz was labeled a prodigy in 2015. ...

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