Murals of Monica Puig, Puerto Rico’s First Gold Medalist

Her headband draws any softness of hair back away from her fierce, focused eyes. Powerful arms hips legs all work together to crush another backhand winner at the Olympic Games in Rio. No-nonsense, aggressive play. That’s how you take what might be yours.

Murals of Monica dot the island. “Siempre va a ser mi recuerdo mas bello” (it will always be my most beautiful memory) writes Puig: the Rio crowd chanting si se puede si se puede, the colors of Puerto Rico rising in the stands. Puig shocked everyone by defeating three straight grand slam champions: Muguruza in the quarters, Kvitova in the semis, Angelique Kerber in the Gold Medal match.

All the murals of Monica Puig below were taken from “Golden Girl Monica Puig Murals: A Sampling.”

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2 replies on “Murals of Monica Puig, Puerto Rico’s First Gold Medalist”

Very good blog David, good to see you this past weekend. Rollie looked like he hooked you on at least one call

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