Some medals from the Rio Olympics are chipping or rusting, but a person Brazilian official identified as that ‘totally normal.’
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WASHINGTON — Monica Puig turned the initially Puerto Rican athlete to gain gold in any sport at the Olympics past summertime. Her breakthrough functionality came as she took down No. 2 Angelique Kerber of Germany in the last.
“Part of me desires to go on and concentration on the bigger items that I have in front of me and what I want to tackle subsequent, but one more element of me just desires to relive that moment,” the San Juan indigenous stated lately at the Citi Open.
“It’s rough for me to go again and test to reminisce, and to truly strongly connect with those emotions and those sensations that I felt on that working day … but I know that that honestly was my biggest aim and my biggest aspiration in tennis.”
Just 23 years previous, Puig was overjoyed to have completed this aspiration so rapidly. Now, she’s concentrating on profitable a Grand Slam. Presently ranked No. 67 on the WTA Tour, she received her sole tour title in 2014.
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Nevertheless some athletes may perhaps find the bustle of the Games to be overwhelming, Puig noticed a gain.
“I was more peaceful. I was unquestionably enjoying the moment a large amount more because when I would finish my matches and I would go again to the village, it was a finish disconnect from tennis in fact was and what my program was,” she stated.
“It did not truly give me more than enough time to set pressures or avoidable never ever on myself.”
Puig was also the initially Latin American player to gain the women’s singles tournament and the initially woman unseeded player to gain because tennis returned to the Games in 1988. In November, the Association of Nationwide Olympic Committees awarded her most effective woman athlete of the Games for her achievements in Rio.