Paola Espinosa, who won a silver medal for Mexico in 10-meter synchronized diving at the London Summer Olympics, said the experience was “a dream come true.”
The return trip to Mexico was happy because the journey to London had been accompanied by “many dreams,” with the silver medal won with Alejandra Orozco making the experience a fulfilling one, the 26-year-old Espinosa said in a press conference.
“My silver tastes good, I’m enjoying it a lot,” the diver said, adding that the 6th place she took in individual platform diving was also satisfying.
Espinosa said she planned to take a vacation before deciding if she would aim to compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Archer Aida Roman, for her part, said the London Games were historic because it was the first time two Mexican women won medals in the sport.
“I feel happy because Mexico made history. We had never medalled, even less so double, these are the historic Olympic Games,” Roman said.
Roman won the silver and Mariana Avitia took home the bronze, giving Mexico its first-ever medals in Olympic archery.
Goalkeeper Jesus Corona said he hoped his gold medal in soccer would give a boost to his career after having disciplinary problems that almost cost him his spot on the team a year ago.
“You have to give it the importance that’s due, you have to be there to know how it feels like to win a medal. The level is high, all the games are tough,” Corona said.
Mexico won its first-ever Olympic men’s soccer gold medal on Saturday at London’s Wembley Stadium, stunning Brazil 2-1 on the strength of two goals by Oribe Peralta.