Mexican athletes pursuing Olympic Medals in LondonFriday, July 27th, 2012
Mexican athletes will be competing in 23 sport disciplines during the London Olympics. With 102 athletes, Mexico has a great chance to win medals in several categories.
For the 2012 London Olympics, Mexican athletes are medal contenders in the following sport disciplines:
- track and field
Mexican athletes who won medals in Beijing
During the previous Olympic Games in Beijing, China in 2008, both Guillermo Pérez Sandoval and Maria Del Rosario Espinoza won the gold medals in men’s and women’s taekwondo and we surely hope for them to repeat their success in London!
Here is a short video of Maria Del Rosario Espinoza receiving her gold medal in Beijing:
Paola Espinosa Sánchez and Tatiana Ortiz Galicia took the bronze medal in the Women’s Olympic diving synchronized 10 meter platform and are our favorites in London as well.
Mexico has never won an Olympic medal in soccer. Although the Mexican team didn’t qualify in the Beijing Olympics, this year there is a higher probability of winning an Olympic medal. Thanks to our team’s wins in last year’s PAN-American Games and this year’s win in the Concacaf Olympic qualifiers, we have a chance for a medal.
In the London’s Olympic Games the Mexican soccer team is playing in Group B. They will play against:
- South Korea on July 26 – 0:0
- Gabon on July 2
- Switzerland on August 1
Over the years, Mexican athletes have won a total of 55 medals (12 gold, 18 silver and 25 bronze).
The top Mexican Olympian of all times is Joaquín Capilla Pérez, who won 4 Olympic medals in diving. Joaquín Capilla Pérez passed away in 2010 but he will forever be remembered as one of the greatest Mexican athletes of all times.
Mexico participated at the Olympic Games for the first time in 1900 and since 1924 has competed in every Summer Olympic Games. In 1968, Mexico hosted the Summer Olympics.
Good luck to all our athletes during these Olympics!
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