Puerto Rican Athlete Gushes After Daddy Yankee Praises Her Historic Olympic Win

Puerto Rican Athlete Gushes After Daddy Yankee Praises Her Historic Olympic Win

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5 hr 36 min agoPuerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn gushes after Daddy Yankee praises her historic Olympic winJasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico celebrates as she finishes first in the 100-meter hurdles final on August 2. Matthias Hangst/Getty ImagesJasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico, the country’s second woman to win an Olympic medal, has much to celebrate today — not only did she win gold in the 100 meter hurdles, she also got a shoutout from reggaeton star Daddy Yankee.

“Congratulations on that gold medal. Thank you for representing our island so highly. Worthy representation!” Daddy Yankee said in an Instagram post, which was translated from Spanish.

Daddy Yankee’s surprising mention stunned Camacho-Quinn, who tweeted, “Do yall understand how that feels?”

Camacho-Quinn won the women’s 100 meter hurdles, with a time of 12.37 seconds. 

She claimed Puerto Rico’s first medal of these Olympics. It’s the country’s second-ever Olympic track and field medal, and its first gold medal in a track and field event.  

7 hr 45 min agoChina headlines Monday’s Olympic gold medal winnersCuba’s Luis Orta Sanchez celebrates winning gold in the Greco-Roman 60-kilogram final on August 2. Tom Pennington/Getty ImagesMonday saw a blitz of Chinese success as the country won five of 20 gold medals up for grabs, including men’s rings, women’s team cycling sprint and both weightlifting finals of the day.

Here are the latest winners of gold at this year’s Olympics:

Artistic Gymnastics

Men’s Rings: Liu Yang, ChinaWomen’s Floor Exercise: Jade Carey, United StatesMen’s Vault: Shin Jea-hwan, South KoreaTrack and Field

Men’s Long Jump: Miltiadis Tentoglou, GreeceWomen’s 100-meter Hurdles: Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, Puerto RicoWomen’s Discus Throw: Valarie Allman, United StatesMen’s 3000-meter Steeplechase: Soufiane El Bakkali, MoroccoWomen’s 5000 meters: Sifan Hassan, NetherlandsBadminton

Women’s Doubles: Greysia Polii/Apriyani Rahayu, IndonesiaMen’s Singles: Viktor Axelsen, DenmarkCycling

Women’s Team Sprint: ChinaEquestrian

Eventing Jumping Team: Great BritainEventing Individual Jumping: Julia Krajewski, GermanyShooting

Men’s 25-meter Rapid Fire Pistol: Jean Quiquampoix, FranceMen’s 50-meter Rifle 3 Positions: Zhang Changhong, China Weightlifting

Women’s 87kg: Wang Zhouyu, ChinaWomen’s +87kg: Li Wenwen, ChinaWrestling

Men’s Greco-Roman 60kg: Luis Orta Sanchez, CubaMen’s Greco-Roman 130kg: Mijain Lopez Nunez, CubaWomen’s Freestyle 76kg: Aline Rotter Focken, Germany8 hr 46 min agoHistory-making Turkish athlete hopes Olympics medal will ease wildfire painFrom CNN’s Aleks Klosok

Turkey’s Yasemin Adar celebrates after defeating Kyrgyzstan’s Aiperi Medet Kyzy for the bronze in the 76kg freestyle wrestling match on August 2. Aaron Favila/APTurkey’s Yasemin Adar said she hoped her medal success at the Tokyo Games would bring “a glimpse of hope” to people back home currently experiencing serious wildfires.

Adar became her country’s first woman Olympic medalist in wrestling on Monday after winning bronze in the women’s freestyle 76kg category.

“I am thrilled that it’s the first for Turkey, and as a Turkish woman, I am very proud. I am very excited, very honored to be representing my country, and it means a lot more because our country is going through some rough times with the wildfires in many cities,” Adar said in comments posted by Tokyo 2020.For the second straight day, more than 1,100 people have been evacuated by sea from the tourist hotspot of Bodrum to escape Turkey’s forest fires burning along the Mediterranean coast.

The death toll has increased to at least eight people killed on Sunday, according to the state-run Anadolu Agency.

According to the Turkish Agriculture and Forestry Ministry, 111 fires have started across the country since July 28. Six fires are still burning in three different cities, the ministry said.

“My tears are a mixture of joy and sadness because of what is going on in Turkey. My biggest happiness is to give Turkish people a glimpse of hope and happiness with my medal,” Adar added.

You can read more about the wildfires here.

9 hr 25 min agoAmerican Valarie Allman wins women’s discus gold in Olympic debut From CNN’s Wayne Sterling

American Valarie Allman celebrates after winning gold in the discus throw on August 2. David J. Phillip/APIn her Olympic debut, American Valarie Allman won the gold medal in women’s discus at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a throw of 68.98 meters on her first attempt.

This is the first gold in this Olympics for US Track and Field.

The US secures its 22nd gold medal of the Summer Games and the nation’s 64th overall.

Germany’s Kristin Pudenz threw a personal best 66.86 meters to take silver and Cuba’s Yaime Perez earned bronze with 65.72 meters.

9 hr 38 min agoOlympic records tumble as China’s Li Wenwen wins gold with a dominant display in weightlifting

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