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This Hockey Player Just Made History After Becoming The First Mexican Medalist At The Youth Winter Olympics

This young hockey player just made history after earning Mexico’s first Winter Olympics gold medal. Luisa Wilson became the first Mexican ever to win the famous award

Mexican goalkeeper Luisa Wilson helped her 3-on-3 Ice Hockey team, win a medal.

The team featuring athletes from 13 nations came away with a victory at the Winter Youth Olympics.

The Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games that began on January 9 were off to an exciting start after Wilson’s win.

Youth athletes from across the globe are battling each other for medals. But others, however, have been united on the field of play in unique “mixed-nation” competitions found only at the Youth Olympics.

Each team was comprised of players from several countries.

Wilson shares the gold with athletes from Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, New Zealand, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, South Korea, Germany, Norway, Switzerland and Austria.

Her Yellow Team won in the final over the Black Team 6-1 in a three-game match.

“Having a gold medal around my neck is an incredible sensation and great for Mexico, but it’s a victory for a team from many nations and I love that,” said Wilson after the win.

Luisa Wilson led her Mixed-Nation 3-on-3 Ice Hockey team to victory by playing great defense as the team’s Goalkeeper.

Although the team featured players from 13 different nations, Mexico can proudly claim its historic first gold medal at the Winter Youth Olympics.

Even though the team lost two of its preliminary games, Wilson and her teammates still made it it to the finals.

“We had lost two games before, but we made it to the semifinals because we had a lot of points and in the semis we tried our best and made it to the finals,” she said. Wilson, who lives in Canada, says she chose the sport because her father also played it and she learned to love and play ice hockey from a young age, as well.

Carlos Pruneda, the head of the Mexican delegation, said the Mexican Olympic Committee is very happy with the country’s first-ever Winter Olympics gold medal.

“We’re very happy that Luisa Wilson won the gold medal with the Yellow Team, while Ximena González, with the Brown Team, ended up in fourth place,” he said.

This is the third time Mexico participates in the Youth Olympics.

The first time Mexico participated, in Innsbruck, Austria in 2012, Jose Montiel represented the country. The second time it was Joselyn McGillivary in Lillehammer Norway. This year the Mexican delegation was made up of Ximena Gonzalez, Alexander Daniel Valencia, Diego Rodriguez, Alejandro Fermin and Melanie Hernandez.

Carlos Pruneda is very proud of his Olympic team.

Pruneda said that although the youth competition has a different format from the official Winter Games and the Olympic anthem — rather than that of Mexico — was played at the awards ceremony, it was still an historic achievement for the country.

The Youth Olympic games are nearing an end as Switzerland continues to provide an engaging and exciting experience for the young athletes of the world. The Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games will conclude on January 22. Mexican athletes have competed in all three Youth Winter Olympics, which began in Innsbruck, Austria, in 2012.

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