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Monica Puig Won Puerto Rico’s First Olympic Gold Medal And People Went Nuts

Monica “Pica” Puig made history for Puerto Rico. The 22-year-old tennis pro became the first Puerto Rican, male or female, to ever win an Olympic gold medal for the Caribbean country. Talk about a time to be alive. People from Puerto Rico couldn’t contain their excitement as they took to social media to congratulate the boricua on her historic and well-deserved victory.


Puig upset Germany’s Angelique Kerber — ranked #2 after Serena Williams — to make history at the Olympic Games.


After the final point, it looked like Puig didn’t believe she won.

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But when she took the podium, reality set in and Puig’s emotions poured out.

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Just look at that PR flag above the rest. Wepa!

“I’m speechless,” Puig, affectionately known as Pica, told NPR. “I wanted it so bad. I never imagined in my wildest dreams that this would happen.”


Despite having made Puerto Rican history, the tennis player remained humble.

Which is fine because puertorriqueños everywhere are totally bragging enough for her.


While Puig celebrated with her puppy Rio…

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Who was named after the Olympics ❤️.


People. were. HYPED!


The Puerto Rican volleyball team went nuts when they watched their girl Pica win that first gold medal.


There are so many emotions running through Puerto Ricans right now.

“This is a great day for all the Puerto Ricans that live in Puerto Rico and around the world,” Sara Rosario Velez, the president of Puerto Rico’s Olympic Committee told NPR.


And they’re all about celebrating this historic victory.

“I didn’t lose,” Angelique Kerber told ESPN. “She beat me. She played close to perfection, made very few mistakes. She was everywhere. It was impressive.”


She even became a damn Pokémon.

And, tbh, CP 2016 is pretty nice.


Way to go, Pica! You’ve made PR so proud!

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READ: This Is What The Olympics Would Look Like If Our Parents Organized Them

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Dad Of Julio Urías Got A Tattoo Honoring His Son’s World Series Win

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Dad Of Julio Urías Got A Tattoo Honoring His Son’s World Series Win

Parents always find new ways to be proud of their children and how to tell the world how proud they are. This includes Julio Urías’ father who recently unveiled his newest tattoo in honor of his World Series-winning son.

Julio Urías’ dad is showing off just how proud he is of his son.

Tattoo artist Andres Ortega Rojas posted photos on Instagram showing off the tattoo. Carlos Urías forever enshrined his sons victorious lunge after Game 6 against the Tampa Bay Rays while a tattoo on his left arm.

Rojas told TMZ that the tattoo took nine hours to complete and that is was Carlos’ first tattoo. The moment captured on Carlos’ arm is one that is etched into the brains of Dodgers fans. It was the first time the Dodger has won the World Series since 1988 ending a decades-long dry spell.

The tattoo is catching everyone’s attention.

People are loving the tribute made to his son with a tattoo. It being his first tattoo is even sweeter. We all know how much our parents are anti-tattoos so seeing this happen is extra touching. Julio is framed by the flags of the Commissioner’s Trophy in the tattoo marking what is clearly Carlos’ most proud moment.

The moment marks a culmination of a long journey to athletic stardom.

Julio first pitched for the Dodgers in 2015. The Mexican baseball player was called up to join the famed baseball team. Carlos and the family made a 13-hour road trip from the Mexican state of Sinaloa to Maryvale Park in Phoenix, Ariz. It was after that long trip that Carlos got to see Julio on the field pitching against the Milwaukee Brewers.

It just goes to show you that anything is possible and that, if you work towards your goals, they can come true.

READ: Dodgers Win First World Series Championship Since 1988 And It’s Great To Be An Angeleno

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Legendary Astrologer Walter Mercado’s Home In Puerto Rico Is For Sale And At A Discount

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Legendary Astrologer Walter Mercado’s Home In Puerto Rico Is For Sale And At A Discount

Prediction: You will want to check out Walter Mercado’s house in Puerto Rico, and maybe even buy it up and call it home. And what perfect timing, because the stars have aligned to bring you his Puerto Rico pad at an unbeatable price.

That’s right! Walter Mercado’s home in San Juan is up for sale!

Located in an “exclusive area” of San Juan, according to the property listing, the six-bedroom, five-bathroom estate is on sale for just $395,000.

Since you likely won’t fly to San Juan right now (thanks, COVID), you can check out the flamboyant cape aficionados sweet, two story tropical oasis on Realtor.com.

The listing photos show the home’s vibrant interior, which appears in the documentary, with yellow, red and green walls. The first floor boasts a large living room, kitchen and dining room. Tile-work leads up the stairs to the second level, where there’s yet another living room, dining room and a smaller kitchen — plus two balconies.

Outside, there’s a pool area with a gazebo and a patio, as well as a covered carport for at least four cars.

The home seems to be having trouble finding a buyer.

The estate originally hit the market for $495,000 in September 2020 but with no buyer in the cards, it then had its price slashed to $430,000 in December, according to Realtor.com. It’s now asking just $395,000.

Mercado already sold his Miami property in 2017 to cover financial difficulties.

While in Miami, Mercado maintained an apartment at The Grand in downtown for many years until 2017 when he decamped part time to New York.

Many in his family had hoped to turn his Puerto Rico home into a museum to the late icon, but due to zoning issues the family decided the best step forward was to list the home for sale. Regarding Mercado’s belongings that were contained within the home (so many of which we came to see in the Netflix documentary), one of his nieces told Pledge Times, that though family members have each kept some items, many were given to the Miami History Museum, and some items will go to Mexico. However, his cape with the Puerto Rican flag is being sent to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC.

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