MX Wins First Gold in 200 Years!

My co-workers are so excited because Mexico won a gold medal (one of them even painted her toe nails in celebration, see photo)!

This is the headline “Mexico’s Guillermo Peres wins men’s 58kg taekwondo gold.” Mexico hasn’t won a gold medal since the Sydney Olympics in 2000, when Soraya Jimenez won a gold in power lifting (Soraya was the first women ever to win a gold medal from Mexico). The last man to win a gold medal was in 1984, Raul Gonzalez won gold in the fast walk.

As an American, coming off of the Phelps wave, I can’t even fathom that action and feel true happiness for my co-workers although i have no intention of painting my toenails any shades of green anytime soon.

Congratulations Mexico and Guillermo Peres for making Mexico proud and for kicking butt in a totally Eastern sport!

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