The Tokyo Olympics are underway and it’s giving very much Black Girl magic wins across the board!
Afro-Latina track star Jasmine Camacho Quinn, 24 made history winning first place in the women’s hurdle today brining home Puerto Rico’s first ever gold medal in track and field.
According to NY Post Jasmine beat team USA’s Keni Harrison previously held world record by 15 seconds in the event. Jasmine now reigns as the second Puerto Rican athlete in history to win a gold medal.
“ It really means a lot,” says Jasmine.
Reports read that she was disqualified five years ago from the Olympics when she crashed into a hurdle.
“This year I trained really hard. I don’t have a training partner, I train by myself, so I gave it all I had and this is what I wanted for this year. I wanted to be a gold medalist and I got it.”