Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Mexico has won a gold medal! Guillermo Perez won gold in Tae Kwon Do (58 kg). He's from Uruapan, Michoacan, which is just a couple hours away from here.
Ibis tells me this is only Mexico's eleventh gold medal EVER and the first in eight years. The ceremony was very emotional and I felt very proud for my transplant country. During the national anthem you could actually hear people singing. It seems like athletes don't always sing along, and you rarely hear the crowd, but this group showed their national pride.