Puerto Rico wins second-ever Olympic gold
Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, 24, took home the gold medal in the women's 100-meter hurdles Monday, finishing at 12.37 seconds.
Why it matters: Camacho-Quinn's win marks Puerto Rico's first gold medal in track and second overall since the island, a U.S. territory, began participating in the Olympic Games in 1948.
- The Puerto Rican athlete beat Team USA's Keni Harrison, who broke the world record in 2016.
Tennis player Monica Puig won Puerto Rico's first Olympic Gold in the 2016 Rio Games.
What they're saying: "It really means a lot. This year I trained really hard; I don’t have a training partner, I’m by myself, so every time I stepped out there I gave it all I had," Camacho-Quinn said, per Yahoo Sports.
- "This was what I wanted for this year, I wanted to be a gold medalist, and I manifested that. I spoke it into existence."