As we head into day 6 of the 2016 Olympics all of Puerto Rico’s eyes are on Monica Puig. Monica is making history as she will be the first Puerto Rican woman to reach the semifinals in Tenis in the Olympics.
The last time I remember Puerto Rico’s eyes were glued to the Olympics was during the Olympics in Athens in 2004 when our basketball team beat the Dream Team. I remember watching that game, when Carlos Arroyo showed off his team shirt on the basketball court, as we beat the Dream Team.
I think everyone will always remember that moment, even if they didn’t see the game everyone knows that image, and I think it will go down in history.
This year, we have all been consumed by politics, financial troubles and Zika, but Monica’s success has been Puerto Rico’s success. She is putting Puerto Rico’s name up there, beating the top ranked players and chocking people. She is making history, reaching higher than any other Puerto Rican woman in olympic history. She could soon win Puerto Rico’s first gold medal in olympic history.
We’re all rooting for you Mónica.
Magistral victoria para Mónica Puig
Puerto Rico has never won an Olympic gold medal. Monica Puig could change that soon.
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I’m an aspiring writer still looking for exactly what I want to write about, with a lot of creativity, imagination and desire to write.
I studied Writing and Rhetoric at Syracuse University where I explored many different sides of writing through my classes and extracurricular activities in order to narrow my search for an identity as a writer.
I have written for Citrus TV Noticias and La Voz magazine, both of which gave me the chance to explore different mediums in which to write in. Through Citrus TV Noticias I also gained experience in translating from English to Spanish and vice versa, which is also something that I would be interested in working on since I am fluent in both of these languages. I was also an intern at Syracuse University Press where I got hands on experience in what goes into actually editing and publishing a book.
Through out the last four years I have faced a lot of challenges, which helped chape the person I am today. After being in a tragic car accident, being in comma, having a Traumatic Brain Injury, and being in therapy for over a year, I am a new me, willing to face challenges and knowing how to deal with them. I want to write about my accident and life after it to help others, show them it can be done and help in any way I can.
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