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Gold medalist Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico during the medal ceremony of the Women's 100-meter Hurdles on day ten of the Tokyo Games .Photo: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

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."

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Simone Biles said she "should have quit way before" the Tokyo Olympic Games, per an interview with New York Magazine published Monday.

The big picture: The 24-year-old U.S. gymnastics great opened up to the magazine about the expectations on her in the leadup to the Tokyo Games and the impact of the abuse by former Olympic Team USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who's now serving a 40– to 175-year prison term for sexually abusing young athletes.

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CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said the social media giant is renaming its company Meta.

Why it matters: The effort is meant to shift its image from a social media platform to a “metaverse” company that focuses on building virtual work and social communities.

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Why it matters: The company lied when it repeatedly told reporters it was profitable.