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Latina Gymnast Laurie Hernandez Wins Gold Olympic Medal 2016

Laurie Hernandez Wins Big at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio

Latina gymnast Laurie Hernandez has won gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as part of Team USA's gymnastics squad. The 16-year-old second-generation Puerto Rican athlete participated in the vault, floor, and beam, contributing to the team's landslide win over Russia and China, who scored silver and bronze. As the first US-born Latina to make the team since Tracee Talavera in 1984, this is a historic win for Laurie, who will surely inspire many more Latinas to join the sport.

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