The best Mexican athletes of today

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The best Mexican athletes of today
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With this list I seek to give a deserved recognition to all the Mexican athletes who have excelled in their respective disciplines, and in doing so I want to put aside the partisan attitude that the different Mexican media have been demonstrating, in which they only talk of the achievements of the so-called "footballers", when the reality of things is that they have not managed to stand out as other athletes have done in different disciplines, and with many more merits than them. And by the way, when in some sports newscasts of Televisa and TV Azteca announce the sports section, one expects to give news of several sports, but the only thing they do is talk about football as if it were the only sport that is practiced in our country, demonstrating that clearly favor the discipline that so few joys has given the nation.

TOP 20:
Joakim Soria
Joakim Soria
Joakim Agustín Soria Ramos (May 18, 1984 in Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico) is a right-wing star closer of the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball. It is known as "The Mexicutioner". Soria has played in the Mexican Baseball League in the summer, as well as in the Mexican Pacific League in the winter, in the LMB with the Red Devils of Mexico and in the LMP with the Yaquis of Ciudad Obregón. He also played for Fort Wayne Wizards of Class A. On December 9, 2006, Soria threw a perfect game against the Naranjeros de Hermosillo. Soria participated with the Mexican Baseball Team in the 2009 World Baseball Classic. After imposing a mark for Mexicans with 43 saves last season, the Mexican Joakim Soria will be in his fifth season in the Major Leagues and is already cataloged as the successor of Mariano Rivera as the best closer of the Majors. Another great example of Mexican talent in sports.

TOP 19:
Adrian Fernandez
Adrian Fernandez
Adrián started running since he was young in Mexico City. In the early nineties he participated in the Indy Lights. In 1993, after having achieved 4 victories, he was signed at the Champ Car. He remained as an irregular driver until in 1996 he achieved his first victory at the Toronto Grand Prix. In 1998 he signed for Pat Patrick's team, Patrick Racing, and from there his career begins to take off. He achieves several victories and podiums and in 2000, his best year, is one step away from winning the championship. In 2001, he founded Fernández Racing, with which he participated for two years in CART; in 2003 he emigrated to IRL and the following year he moved the team to that serial, achieving in 2004 three victories in the Kentucky, Chicago and California ovals. In 2005 he participated in NASCAR and a year later moved to Grand Am, in which he participates alongside his compatriot Luis Diaz. Some of his teammates have been the Italian Max Papis, the Japanese Shinji Nakano, Kosuke Matsuura and his compatriot Luis "Chapulín" Díaz. Fernandez has been an important piece for first-rate motor racing to return to Mexico, after Formula 1 stopped running in the country in 1993. He has collaborated so that Champ Car and NASCAR have dates in Mexico. Adrián is considered one of the best Mexican car drivers of all time. In 2005 he married the Colombian model Catalina Maya, after meeting her in a karting race of the stars organized by the Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya for charity. In 2005 the team Lowe's Fernandez Racing was created and for the 2006 they debuted in the Grand American Rolex Sports Cars championship. In 2007 they participate in the American Le Mans Series. On October 10, 2009, Adrián and his teammate, Luis Díaz, won at the Laguna Seca circuit in Monterey, California. With this triumph, the Lowe's-Fernadez Racing-Michelin-Acura ARX01B concludes the season with the drivers 'and manufacturers' championship of the American Le Mans Series in the LMP2 category. In October 2010 Adrián joins the Hall of Fame of the Mexican Automobile Federation, the now American Le Mans pilot was recognized for his remarkable career in Cart, Indy and Nascar, alongside great names on the wheel as Pedro Rodríguez, Moisés Solana and Guillermo Rojas.


TOP 18:
Esteban Gutiérrez
Esteban Gutiérrez
Esteban M. Gutiérrez Gutiérrez (born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, August 5, 1991) is a Mexican motorsport driver who in 2008 won the Formula BMW Europe championship and in 2010 the GP3 Series. He is the youngest Mexican driver to win an international single-seater title at 17 years of age. Esteban began his career in 2004 in the Mexican Rotax Max Challenge (karts) tournament in which he raced in the last 3 events of the season. In 2005, also in the Mexican Rotax Max Challenge tournament, he won a ticket to the Grand Nationals races in South Bend, IN, USA where he finished 3rd and won his participation in the World Finals in Malaysia, where he finished 22nd due to mechanical failures. In 2006 he won 5 out of 5 races in the Camkart Challenge Mexico tournament, and in the Mexican Rotax Max Challenge tournament he finished 4th in the national finals in Zacatecas, Mexico. In 2007 he was named the Rookie of the Year in the Formula BMW USA finishing 2nd in the general championship. He won 3 races, 8 podiums and 9 of 14 pole positions. In 2008 he won the Formula BMW Europe championship with the following figures: 12 podiums (16 races) 7 first places 3 second places 2 third places 3 Pole positions 8 fast laps. For 2010, Gutiérrez signed a contract with ART in the new GP3 category, having Pedro Enrique and Alexander Rossi as partners. In the first race of the season in the circuit of Catalonia (Spain), Esteban climbed the podium twice getting both in third place and both starting from behind to win places and consequently the podium. In all the rounds except in Hungaroring, he got podiums and in many of them, victories. Finally, Esteban would be crowned champion of the first season of the GP3 Series. In addition, he made sure to be the Sauber test driver in 2011. In December 2009, Gutiérrez tested a Formula One BMW Sauber as part of his prize for winning the Formula BMW Europe championship. Although the team lost BMW's support for 2010, it was incorporated as an observer during some race weekends and was selected in the same pilot training program as Pedro de la Rosa and Kamui Kobayashi. Later in the season, he was officially named Sauber test driver. On November 16, 2010 Esteban participated in the tests of young drivers in Abu Dhabi, establishing the fourth best time of the day, just over six tenths of a second from the qualifying time established by Kobayashi. On July 28, 2011, the Sauber F1 Team confirms its three drivers for the 2012 Formula One season: Sergio Pérez, Kamui Kobayashi and Esteban Gutiérrez as test and reserve driver. After nine events and 18 races, the Mexican driver Esteban Gutiérrez finished as the best rookie of the GP2 Series, being the only one in 2011 to score points during his first season.

TOP 17:
Maribel Domínguez
Maribel Domínguez
Maribel Guadalupe Domínguez Castelán (Mexico City, Mexico, November 18, 1978) is a Mexican soccer player. He plays from the front and his current team is UE L'Estartit of the Spanish Super League. Maribel Domínguez grew up in a humble family in Chalco, in the State of Mexico. He started playing football in local teams, mostly male, sometimes even posing as a male. In the absence of a female league in his native country, in 2002 he emigrated to the United States, to play in the Kansas City Mystics. In her first year she became one of the most outstanding players in the North American league, with 17 goals, being the second top scorer of the championship and chosen MVP of the tournament. After the disappearance of the club, he signed for the Atlanta Beat, where he was runner-up of the women's professional league (WUSA) in 2003. However, the American championship dissolved a few months later and Marigol returned to his native country. Thanks to a grant from the Mexican government, for some time she was able to concentrate on her preparation for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. In December 2004, Maribel Dominguez achieved great fame worldwide, after announcing an agreement to play in the male professional league of her country with the Athletic Celaya. The signing was approved by the Mexican federation but, ultimately, the highest football agency in the world, FIFA, prevented, saying that a clear division between male and female football must be maintained. A few months later, at the beginning of 2005, Dominguez signed for FC Barcelona, ​​which was struggling to stay in the Superliga, the highest category of women's football in Spain. His signing caused a great mediatic expectation. He debuted on January 30, 2005 with a hat-trick against Torrejón, in a match that his team won by 5 to 3. Marigol contributed with his goals to maintain the category, after which he renewed his contract for a year. Despite her good campaign, which led her to be chosen by FIFA as the sixth best player in the world, in the summer of 2006 she left the Barça club after winning her contract. It was speculated with his signing for Atlético Féminas, although finally the Madrid club discarded it. Finally, his destination was another Catalan club, the Euromat Estartit of the First National (equivalent to the second female division of Spain). Dominguez, despite playing only half a season, had a prominent role, scoring 22 goals that helped the Girona club achieve the silver category championship and the first promotion of its history to the Superliga. The season 2007/08, in its return to the Superliga, Maribel Domínguez wrote down 15 so many that served to the Estartit to obtain the permanence without frights. That season also premiered as a coach, directing the club's cadets. She is the captain of the Women's National Team of Mexico, being the player who has played the most matches and scored the most goals. In 2002 she was part of the Mexican team that won the bronze medal in the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup. She was the top scorer of the Athens 2004 Olympic qualifiers, with nine goals, achieving the first classification in the history of Mexican women's football for the Olympic Games. At the meeting, held in the summer of 2004, the Aztec team reached the quarterfinals and Dominguez made the only goal that his team achieved in the tournament.

TOP 16:
Gustavo Ayón
Gustavo Ayón
Gustavo Alfonso Ayón Aguirre (born on April 1, 1985 in Tepic, Mexico) is a Mexican basketball player. Recruited by the coach Javier Ceniceros began his career in the team of Baccalaureate of the Popular Autonomous University of the State of Puebla UPAEP after 2 years to enter the same Institution to the career of Communication Sciences. UPAEP is a Mexican university with a basketball team of great prestige and tradition that has been national champion on 18 occasions; during this early stage of his career he acquired his first famous nickname of the Grandul due to his 2.06 meters tall, as well as a national bicampeonato of CONADEIP (2005 and 2006), a Telcel University Cup (2004) and be part of the ideal picture of CONADEIP in 2006; from this he decided to emigrate to the University of San Jose State in California. His time in this institution was sporadic and he decided to return to his country to be part of the Halcones de Xalapa Ver. Professional team and get two LNBP championships with them ( 2007 and 2008) in that country, likewise during the stage with this team was that he acquired his second famous nickname of the Titan Ayón. He currently plays for Ala-Pívot in the Basketball Fuenlabrada of the ACB (Spain). In the summer of 2009, Alta Gestión Fuenlabrada transferred it to CB Illescas, its linked team, since its two non-community places were covered. However, after 5 days in the branch team, where he became the best player and one of the top 5 pivots of the competition, he was presented with the possibility of playing in a higher category. The Alta Gestión Fuenlabrada decided to cede it to Tenerife Basketball, which trained an old acquaintance of Gustavo, Iván Déniz, former coach of the Soles de Mexicali, a team against which Ayón faced in two finals of the LNBP. In Mexico, Gustavo Ayón is not as well known as Eduardo Nájera, even though the experts consider that Ayón is currently the best Mexican player. His goal is to be the best Mexican basketball player of all time and to reach, one day, the NBA. He was recognized with the ACB Revelation Player award for the 2011 season, obtaining the maximum possible score and beating players such as Mirotic (Real Madrid) or Xavi Rabaseda, his partner in the Fuenlabrada Basketball. He has been international with the National Basketball Team of Mexico, and in August 2009 he played the Premundial of Puerto Rico where there were four places for the World Cup in play. With 25 years and 2.06 meters, the Mexican Gustavo Ayón, player of the Fuenlabarada of the ACB, professional basketball league of Spain, is one of the nominees to be MVP, 'Revelation Player' and integrate the ideal quintet of the 2010-2011 campaign .


TOP 15:

Adrián González

Adrián González
Adrián González (born May 8, 1982, in San Diego, California) is an American professional baseball player with the Red Sox of the Major League Baseball. It was the first global selection in 2000 in the Major League Baseball for the project of the Florida Marlins. Son of Mexican parents, González lived 12 years of his youth in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. He played for Mexico in the 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classic. In June 2000, Gonzalez became the first infielder to be the first overall selection since Alex Rodriguez did it in 1993. He was selected from Eastlake High School and received a signing bonus of $ 3 million with the Florida Marlins. While in the Marlins organization, Gonzalez played in the Pacific Coast League, Blue Utica Medics, Portland Sea Dogs (2002) and Carolina Mudcats (2003). With level A of Kane County Cougar in his second season as a pro, Gonzalez hit .312 with 17 homers and 103 RBIs in 127 games. After a wrist injury, the Marlins felt that Gonzalez would be handicapped by batting, so he was later traded to the Texas Rangers for Ryan Snare and minor league player Will Smith, in a Ugueth Urbina deal June 2003. He played in 16 games with Texas in 2004 and in 43 games in 2005. After the 2005 season, Gonzalez was traded to the San Diego Padres along with pitcher Chris Young and outfielder Terrmel Sledge. In return, the Rangers received Adam Eaton and Akinori Otsuka. Originally seen as a possible replacement for Ryan Klesko at first base, Gonzalez took the spot when Klesko underwent shoulder surgery. Adrian Gonzalez saw extended playing time at first base in 2006 and at the same time he continued to improve his batting and defense. On July 23, 2006, he was named the National League Player of the Week. In his first full season, he led the Padres in batting average (.304) and home runs (24). He was the first player in the history of Petco Park to have more than one game of multiple homers. On March 31, 2007, González accepted a contract of US $ 19.5 million for each of the four years of the contract, with an extension option of US $ 20.5 million in 2011. In the 2007 season, he again led the Fathers in homeruns with 30, and got his best mark in runs batted in with 100. In the 2008 season, Gonzalez finished with a .279 batting percentage and once again led the Padres with 36 homers and 119 RBIs. He was chosen for the 2008 MLB All-Star Game as a reserve. In the game he hit a single and a sacrifice fly, driving Miguel Tejada from the Houston Astros. He won his first Gold Glove in 2008 at first base. Gonzalez played winter baseball in the Mexican Pacific League for the Mazatlan Venados. In the 2009 Caribbean Series, he led his team to overcome the Tigres del Licey of the Dominican Republic with a record of three home runs on February 4. Gonzalez started hot in 2009, reaching 23 homers and leading the Major League Baseball in the category at the end of May. This despite playing their home games at Petco Park, which experts know to be a park favorable to pitchers. On May 18, Gonzalez was described as one of the two most underrated players in the National League, according to a survey of top executives and managers of the league conducted by MLB.com. On April 1, Gonzalez was named in the National Co-Player of the Week League for the second time in his career. During that week, Gonzalez hit 4 homeruns, 10 RBIs, and had a slugging percentage of 1,000. Gonzalez was selected for the 2009 Major League Baseball stars game after being voted on by other players, managers and coaches. Later, he participated in that year's Derby homerun in which he hit two homers in the first round. On August 1, Gonzalez finished 6-for-6 with three RBIs in the Padres' defeated Milwaukee Brewers 13-6, with that mark, Gonzalez hit the record for most hits in the history of the Padres in a game of nine entries. Three other people have accomplished the feat, but they did it in extra-innings games. Gonzalez hit five singles and a double. He also led the Major Leagues in walks in 2009, with 119, while he managed to reach the mark of 40 homeruns for the first time in his career. He drove 99 races that season. Gonzalez started the 2010 season playing well. On May 24, he was named the National League Player of the Week for the fourth time in his career. On June 2, Gonzalez almost landed a walk-off Grand Slam in extra innings of 0-1 over the New York Mets. In July, González was

TOP 14:

Soraya Jiménez

Soraya Jiménez
Soraya Jiménez Mendivil is a Mexican athlete specialized in weightlifting. She was the winner of a gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Soraya was born on August 5, 1977 in Mexico City. She is the daughter of CP José Luis Jiménez and Mrs. María Dolores Mendívil, Soraya has a twin sister named Magali Jiménez and an older brother, José Luis Jiménez. Its beginning in the sport was in its childhood, it began playing basketball, being able to get to be she and its twin sister selected infantile and later juveniles in this sport. He also ventured playing badminton and practicing swimming. Between 11 and 14 years of age, when he was studying high school at the Benjamin Franklin Institute in Cd. Satélite, it was when he began his penchant for lifting weights, more as a physical constructivism than as weightlifting. Over time and seeing his coaches who had a lot of capacity to support big weights and his great performance, he entered full weight lifting. Soraya has broken in several ways the schemes that were in Mexico: When venturing into a sport that before his gold medal, was for many, exclusive sport for men. She is the first Mexican woman to win a gold medal in the Olympic Games. Putting high Mexican sports in times that Olympic medals have been scarce for the Mexican delegation. His medal came when the good men's sporting results in Mexico have been few in all sports in general. From Soraya, the incursion of women into sports "exclusive for men" has increased in Mexico. Currently 2007 in international competitions, Mexico has better sporting results on the part of women athletes than men, something that had been happening even before Soraya, but that has become more evident after the successes of this.

TOP 13:

Eduardo Najera

Eduardo Najera
Eduardo Alonso Nájera Pérez (born July 11, 1976) is a Mexican basketball player. He was born in Meoqui, Chihuahua. She is a Charlotte Bobcats player and the second Mexican to play in the NBA. He has played for Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets and New Jersey Nets. Najera trained from 14 to 16 years old at Basquet Ball school "Tomahawk's" in Chihuahua, Chihuahua. Najera played college basketball at the University of Oklahoma, from 1997-2000, becoming one of the leading stars. He helped the team to four consecutive appearances in the NCAA tournaments during his college career. Selected to the ideal defensive team of the Big 12 Conference. He played 40 games (4 starts) for Dallas in his first season in the NBA. He finished his university career in Oklahoma third in minutes played (3,856), fourth in steals (193), fifth in rebounds (910) and sixth in blocked shots (89). On March 28, 2000 he was given the Player of the Year award and entered the Hall of Fame of the Okones State. He set a personal record in scoring for the season and for his career after converting 19 points against the LA Clippers (26-1-02). He scored another personal record after taking 15 rebounds against the Houston Rockets (11-4-02). He played a total of 62 games of the regular phase, making 11 starts as a starter. He participated in the Mavericks' eight playoff games, scoring 4.5 points and 1.6 rebounds per game. At the start of the season he was absent for two months due to a knee injury that left him out of action at the beginning of December 2002. His team won a record of 14 wins online at the start of the season, the third best record in the history of the league. With the Mavericks advanced to the postseason and reached the finals of the Western Conference and lost to the San Antonio Spurs. In the series of Playoffs was in 19 games: seven against the Portland Trail Blazers, seven against Sacramento Kings and five against the Spurs. He started in 12 games and was a substitute in 36 of the 48 games he played. On November 4, 2002 he achieved 11 rebounds his highest record as a professional in this category. After being transferred to the Denver Nuggets his level and average of game improved remarkably. George Karl gave him the confidence and the minutes to contribute to the team from the bank. During this season he averaged 5.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 17.4 minutes. He played the first series of the Playoffs, where his team was eliminated by the San Antonio Spurs 4-1.


TOP 12:

Iridia Salazar

Iridia Salazar
Iridia Salazar Blanco is a Taekwondo practitioner and Mexican medalist, as well as sister of Óscar Salazar Blanco. He was born on July 14, 1982 in Mexico City. He competed in the Olympic Games of Athens 2004, where he received the bronze medal in the class of 57 kilograms. He won the silver medal at the 2001 Taekwondo World Championships in Jeju, and also the silver medal at the 2003 Taekwondo World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, both losing the final against Jang Ji-Won. He won the gold medal at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro. In 2008, he received the invitation of TELEVISA SPORTS to be part of the "La Jugada olimpíca" broadcast, where he showed his knowledge of Taekwondo and was part of the commentary team, as well as other Mexican athletes such as Fernando Platas and Soraya Jiménez. During the 2009 election campaign to renew the Chamber of Deputies, Iridia participated in the PAN campaign, doing different commercials, where she requested support for the president and continue the fight against crime.

TOP 11:

Saul Canelo Alvarez

Saul Canelo Alvarez
Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán (San Agustín, Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Jalisco, July 18, 1990) better known as Saúl "Canelo" Álvarez, is a Mexican professional welterweight boxer. He is the son of Ana María Barragán Fernández and Santos Álvarez Barragán. He was born on July 18, 1990 in the town of San Agustín de Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, near Guadalajara, Jalisco. When he was five years old, he moved with his family to Salto de Juanacatlán. He has six brothers and one sister: Rigoberto, Ana Elda, Daniel Giovanni, José Ricardo, Gonzalo, Víctor Alfonso, Juan Ramón. He finished until the second grade of secondary school. He is a boxer for his brother Rigoberto, who also boxes professionally. The nickname was given to him by his manager José "Chepo" Reynoso, who as a boy began to say, "Canelito", and later "Canelo". The "Canelo", at age 17 had his first daughter, later had a relationship with the girl Televisa Deportes and representative of Mexico in Miss Universe, Marisol González. On February 21, 2009, in Zapopan, Jalisco, he knocked out in the 11th chapter the Dominican Euri González to win the Latin Welter title of the World Boxing Organization (WBO). On January 17, 2009, at the "Scotiabank Forum" in Mexico City, he knocked out Tony "Mazatleco" Fitch to consecrate as Welter monarch of the North American Boxing Federation (NABF). On August 2, 2008 he won the welterweight title of the Fedecentro (Latin American Federation of Professional Boxing Commissions), recognized by the World Boxing Association (WBA) to beat Carlos Adán Juárez. On May 1, 2010 he debuted as a boxer in Golden Boy Promotions facing José Miguel Cotto in the co-main duel covering the fight of Floyd Mayweather vs. Shane Mosley in Las Vegas where 'Canelo' Alvarez won by TKO in the ninth round. On March 5, 2011, he was crowned WBC Welterweight Champion vs. Matthew Hatton, after the title was vacant.

TOP 10:

Guillermo Perez

Guillermo Perez
Guillermo Pérez Sandoval (Taretan, Michoacán, October 14, 1979) is a Mexican taekwondoin, debuted at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games winning by arbitration decision, the gold medal in the 58 kg category; With which, Mexico won its first gold medal in the Olympic Games in Beijing. Guillermo Pérez started in taekwondo at the age of 5 years, when he entered a specialty school for the first time. In spite of the defeats that he went through in his beginnings, he continued practicing and at the age of 10 he won his first state tournament. This triumph opened the doors for him to compete nationally, and in his first national competition he won the bronze medal. For 1990 he managed to become the country's children's champion; which helped him to consolidate in taekwondo. For the year of 1995 he traveled to Ottawa and attended his first international competition, where he was awarded the second place. A year later, in 1996 he won the American Open Championship of the specialty, in which more than 60 countries participated. Guillermo was a student of Prof. J. Jesús Álvarez Silva CN 7 ° DAN, who is considered a champion of forgers, because he is also Guillermo's teacher and also Edna Diaz, who was also world champion. For 1999 he moved to Puebla to train with the Olympic champion, William de Jesus, who transferred his experience to enter the national team, which had previously tried unsuccessfully to enter. He was part of the Mexican taekwondo team that attended the 1999 Pan American Games held in Winnipeg, Canada. In April of 2004 traveled to Madrid to participate in the World Championship, obtaining the ninth place. Two years later in 2007 he won second place in the Dutch Open, which opened the doors for him to attend the 2007 Taekwondo World Championship held in Beijing; in the final of the championship he lost against the Spaniard Juan Antonio Ramos, claiming second place. In the qualifying tournament for the Pan American Games held in Rio de Janeiro, he lost to Óscar Salazar. However, he took revenge and got his ticket to the Olympic Games in Beijing by beating Ismael Gómez, Óscar Salazar and Rodolfo Osornio, in the selective tournament held in Mexico City in April 2008. On August 20, 2008 he began his debut in the Olympic Games, all their meetings were held in the Gymnasium of the University of Science and Technology in Beijing. His first rival was the English Michael Harvey, which he won 3-2. In the quarterfinals he faced the Afghan Rohullah Nikpai, and after the third round, Guillermo was victorious 2-1. In the semifinal his opponent was Chutchawal Khawlaor of Thailand which he defeated 3-1. In the final he faced the Dominican Yulis Gabriel Mercedes, when finishing the first round the tie was maintained at 0. In the second round Guillermo took the lead; however, Yulis Gabriel tied him in the third round. After the four rounds, the tie was maintained at 1; so the judges intervened to rule in favor of Guillermo Pérez. Thanks to Guillermo Pérez, Mexico ended up with a drought of almost 8 years without obtaining a gold medal (the last one had been by Soraya Jiménez in women weightlifting - of 58 kg at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney). Likewise, ended the streak of more than 24 years without a gold medal for a Mexican male athlete (the last had been Raul Gonzalez in walk 50 km in Los Angeles 1984).


TOP 9:

Yahel Castillo

Yahel Castillo
Yahel Castillo, outstanding Mexican athlete of the specialty of jumps who was champion of Central America and the Caribbean in Mayagüez 2010. He was recognized his triumph of being the jumper with the highest number of medals of the selection of Mexico in the games of Mayagüez 2010 along with Paola Espinoza His performance in the twenty-first edition of the games, was identified as the jumper with the highest number of medals among all participants of the event, with a total of 3 medals: Gold medal: 3m Synchronized Gold medal: 3m Springboard Medal of silver: 1m Trampoline. The Mexican diver Yahel Castillo returns to shine after his past problems. He has improved on the 3m springboard test and together with Daniel Islas, he won the silver medal in the 3m springboard synchronized in the third stage of the World Diving Series.

TOP 8:

Mystery King

Mystery King
Rey Mysterio (December 11, 1974), is the artistic name of Óscar Gutiérrez Rubio, Mexican-American professional wrestler who currently works in WWE, in his brand RAW. Óscar Gutiérrez Rubio is internationally known for his aerial fight style and for starting the cruiserweight revolution in the United States in the 1990s, after his time with professional wrestling companies World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). He was also chosen for three consecutive years the best cruise fighter, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Among his many accomplishments as a professional wrestler, he has been a three-time World Champion, having twice been a WWE World Heavyweight Champion and once a WWE Champion. He also highlights his two reigns as Intercontinental Champion, four reigns as Champion in Pairs of the WWE and eight as Cruiseweight Champion. In addition, he was the winner of the nineteenth edition of Royal Rumble and is Champion of the Triple Crown.

TOP 7:

Saul Mendoza

Saul Mendoza
Saúl Mendoza Hernández (January 6, 1967) is an international multimedallist Mexican paralympic athlete. He has more than 200 victories in speed races including 6 times the Los Angeles marathon. Winner of the London Marathon in 2004 Winner of the Houston Marathon in 2005 with a time of 1:43:11 Winner of the Paris Marathon in 2007 with a time of 1h 30 min Gold Medal in Sydney 2000 in the 1500m race where imposed an Olympic record Silver medal in Athens 2004 in the 1500 m event with a time of 3: 11.35 Gold medal in the Pan-American Games in Rio de Janeiro 2007 with a time of 11: 14.35 in the 5000 m gold medal in the Pan-American Games of Rio de Janeiro 2007 with a time of 3: 23.28 in the 1500 m race. He holds the world record in the 5000m race with a time of 10:01:47 that he won in Atlanta, USA. He imposed the Olympic record in the 1500 m race in Sydney 2000 with a time of 03: 06.75.

TOP 6:

Rafael Márquez

Rafael Márquez
Rafael Márquez Álvarez (Zamora, Michoacán, February 13, 1979) is a Mexican footballer. Play defense or midfielder. Before he left Barcelona he had several offers from European teams, such as Juventus of Turin, Fiorentina or Genova, all of these from Italy, but in the end he signed a contract with the New York Red Bulls club of the United States for the number of 3 million dollars per season. Has Mexican and Spanish nationality. Since his debut with the national team, on February 7, 1997, against the Ecuadorian team. With the selection he has participated in the FIFA Confederations Cup, in the Copa America (1999, 2001, 2004 and 2007), in the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2003, 2007 and 2011, in the World Cup of Korea and Japan of 2002, in the Soccer World Cup Germany 2006, in which he managed to score a goal against Argentina in the round of 16 and in the World Cup of South Africa 2010, where he scored in the opening match of the tournament against South Africa. He managed to become champion of the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2003 Gold Cup with the national team. Márquez signed with FC Barcelona for 5 million euros in the summer of 2003. He debuted in the First Division of Spain on September 3, 2003, in the match FC Barcelona 1-1 Sevilla. His first goal was against Betis on September 17, 2003. After a tough first season, due to injuries, in which he played only 21 games, from 2004 he became the team's owner. In some games he was changed to the position of midfielder. The following season, he won the Spanish Super Cup, revalidated the La Liga title, and won the UEFA Champions League, in addition to winning the bicampeonato in the Spanish league. After the World Cup dispute in Germany, he renewed his contract with FC Barcelona for 38.5 million dollars until 2010. In November 2006, he was granted Spanish nationality, thus ceasing to occupy a place outside the EU. On December 13, 2008 he played his 200th game with FC Barcelona against Real Madrid. The score ended 2-0 in favor of the Catalan team. On May 27, 2009, he got the UEFA Champions League title for the second time, he could not play the final against Manchester United with an injury. That season would also win the Spanish League and the Copa del Rey, getting the triplet. Before his departure from Barça, Márquez ended up being the eighth foreigner with the most matches played with the Catalan club. He spent seven seasons at Barcelona and decided to look for new challenges despite having a contract in force.


TOP 5:

Lorena Ochoa

Lorena Ochoa
She was nothing more and nothing less than the best golfer in the world for some years; Lorena Ochoa Reyes was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico on November 15, 1981, a former professional Mexican golfer, affiliated with the LPGA professional women's golf circuit. Lorena Ochoa is considered the best Mexican golfer of all time. Lorena Ochoa created a foundation to help children with limited resources. This project is materialized in a school, called Educational Center "La Barranca", where more than 250 children receive quality academic, sports and cultural education, through an innovative pedagogical model based on the nature of the child that is the movement. Thus, teachers use tools such as play, art, dialogue, movement, contact with nature, teamwork and development of thinking skills, to achieve meaningful learning and thus awaken children's creativity, helping them to develop his intelligence with psychomotor activities, socio affective and cognitive. In 2009, the Lorena Ochoa foundation began with the construction of the secondary school at the La Barranca Educational Center. In that same year, she married the executive Andrés Conesa. On April 23, 2010, he announced his retirement from sports. As of May 3, she will stop being an active LPGA player to dedicate herself to her new family.

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Paola Longoria and Samantha Salas

Paola Longoria and Samantha Salas
The raquetbolistas Paola Longoria and Samantha Salas will participate, both in singles and doubles, in Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011, where they will host. Longoria is the number one in the world, while Salas is number four and as a couple are the best in the world. The pair of Longoria and Salas are the current champions in the modality of doubles of the circuit, while Longoria is number 1 of the ranking and comes from winning in Texas in singles.

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Maria del Rosario Espinoza

Maria del Rosario Espinoza
María del Rosario Espinoza was born on November 29, 1987 at La Brecha Sinaloa, and is a Mexican taekwondoin measuring 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) and weighing 69 kg (152 lb). María Espinoza won her first taekwondo competition in 2003 at the Pan-American Youth Championship in Rio de Janeiro. Later he participated in tournaments in Canada, France and Germany. He won the 2007 Taekwondo World Championship in the -72 kg category by defeating Lee In-Jong and also won the gold medal in the 2007 Pan American Games in heavyweight (+67 kg) to the Brazilian Natália Falavigna. On August 23, 2008, she won the gold medal in the Olympic Games, defeating the Norwegian Nina Solheim by a score of 3-1, proclaiming herself a champion of taekwondo in the modality of +67 kilograms, in the gymnasium of the University of Science and Beijing technology. She also won the gold medal in the Women category up to 73kg in the Central American and Caribbean Games Mayaguez 2010. A worthy representative of the Mexican Tae Kwon Do.

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Paola Espinosa

Paola Espinosa
Paola Milagros Espinosa Sanchez (La Paz, Mexico, July 31, 1986) is a Mexican diver who has competed twice in the Olympic Games. In Athens 2004, his specialty being 10 meter platform jumps, he reached the twelfth place in the individual category as well as the fifth in synchronized jumps. On August 8, 2008, she was the standard bearer of the Mexican national team at the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics at the Beijing National Stadium. On August 12, 2008 he won the bronze medal with a score of 330.06 in the synchronized test on a 10-meter platform. In this test he participated along with his jumping partner, Tatiana Ortiz, who was also an Olympic medalist. On Saturday, July 18, 2009, at the World Swimming Championships held in Rome, Italy, he won the gold medal in 10 meters platform, with a score of 428.25, while the silver was held by the Chinese Chen Ruolin - who is Olympic champion - with 417.60, and the bronze was to give the hands of the Chinese Kang Li, with 410.35. She was also the Central American and Caribbean champion in Mayagüez 2010. She obtained the bronze medal in synchronized nailing from the 10 meter platform, together with Tatiana Ortiz, during the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008. It should be noted that, in this event, Paola was the one in charge of leading the Mexican delegation during the inauguration ceremony, taking with it the national flag. In Barcelona 2003, along with his partner Laura Sánchez, he achieved the third place in synchronized nailing on a 3-meter springboard, and with that, they conquered the bronze medal. Rome was the scene in which Paola manages to be world champion by achieving, with perfect qualifications, the first place in the 10-meter platform. Her triumph made her the first Mexican diver to obtain a world title. During the 2011 championship, Paola could not endorse her title, being surpassed in the qualifications by the Chinese Chen Ruolin and Hu Yadan; and in this way stay with the bronze. During the Pan-American games held in Santo Domingo, along with Laura Sánchez, she won two silver medals in synchronized dives, the first on a three-meter springboard and the other on a 10-meter platform. Four years later he had an even more outstanding performance when he won three gold and one silver. Her triumph was recognized as the first athlete with the highest number of medals of the Mexican national team in Mayagüez 2010. The Mexican Paola Espinosa is one of the best divers of today. The 2009 world champion in Rome wishes to endorse her title at this year's World Championships, Pan American Games 2011 and the Olympic Games in London 2012.

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Javier Hernandez

Javier Hernandez
Javier Hernández Balcázar, born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, on June 1, 1988, is better known as Javier Hernández or his nickname Chicharito, is a Mexican soccer player. His position is forward and his current team is Manchester United of the Premier League of England. Javier joined the lower categories of Guadalajara at 9 years of age. In the 2005-06 season, Javier joined Chivas Coras, a team affiliated with Tepic, Nayarit. Chicharito stood out in such a way that in the 2006 Apertura he made his debut with the first team on September 9, 2006, in the 4-0 victory of his team over Club Necaxa, where Javier scored the last goal at minute 83. That was his only goal in 8 games played between 2006 and 2007. He also played 6 games between 2007 and 2008 with Guadalajara, although without any score. In the 2008 Apertura he played 7 games although he did not score, and in the Clausura 2009 he scored 4 goals in 15 games with Guadalajara. It was not until the Opening 2009 when Javier began to excel with his club, finishing as the third highest scorer of the tournament, having scored 11 goals in 17 games, becoming a full-time player of Guadalajara. In the 2010 Bicentennial he became the scorer of Guadalajara. Javier started the tournament scoring 2 goals in each of the first 3 games of the tournament, against Toluca, against Tigres, and against Estudiantes. The latter was seen as one of the best matches of Javier with Guadalajara since, in addition to having given an assist and having scored 2 goals, he led a flip when Chivas was losing by 0-2. After scoring goals against Querétaro and against Atlante, Due to an injury, Javier did not score a single goal for 5 days, which is why he did not figure in his team's line-up, but he was still the tournament's scorer. with 8 annotations. It was not until day 11 when Javier returned to make goals, having scored a goal in the defeat of his team 2-1 against Monterrey. His great performance at his young age with Guadalajara attracted the attention of several European clubs, such as PSV Eindhoven of the Netherlands, VfL Wolfsburg of Germany, or Valencia CF of Spain. However, on April 8, 2010, Javier signed a 5-year contract with Manchester United of England, with which he joined on July 1 of the same year. However, Javier was subject to a work permit, which was granted on March 27, 2010. In addition, as part of the deal between Manchester and Guadalajara, the "Red Devils" played a friendly match against Chivas. at the inauguration of the Omnilife Stadium on July 30, where Javier played 45 minutes with Guadalajara and another 20 minutes with Manchester United. On July 30, 2010 Javier Hernández played his last 45 minutes with the Chivas. In the first game held at the Omnilife Stadium, scoring a goal in favor of Chivas at minute 8, this being the first goal of the game, and the history of the stadium. Where the score was, 3-2 in favor of Guadalajara. Javier Hernández stands out for his quality of defining against the goal and for having a good rhythm of play that usually facilitates the goal opportunity when facing the goalkeeper. He also has the ability to be in the right place at the right time, which is why it is usually enough to touch them to define the goal. The ability of location and demarcation that Chicharito has, is a very important quality, and not many players have. He has been described as a fast and forceful player; as well as having a good head shot, shooting with both feet and shooting from a distance. Javier Hernández, was the fastest player in the World Cup in South Africa, reaching a top speed of 32.15 kilometers per hour. Javier is the son of Javier "Chícharo" Hernández, a soccer player who was the figure of Tecos de la UAG and who played in the 1986 World Cup. He is also the grandson of Tomás Balcázar, legend of Guadalajara and who played in the World Cup of 1954. Javier dominates mostly the English language, something that helps him to work and live with his current team, Manchester United. The English newspaper The Sun compared it with Ole Gunnar Solskjær, for its gameplay. He has also been compared on many occasions with Hugo Sánchez and experts say he will surpass his brands. On November 3, 2010 the IFFHS named Javier the 3rd best scorer in the world, only David Villa and Samuel Eto'o overcame him. Javier Hernández was the inspiration for a melody, the song that bears the name of Chico Is The Man and was created by the group The World Red Army, in the song the player is flattered describing his technical qualities and making reference of the place of his birth, the state of Jalisco; The World Red Army group also created the Manchester United song, Glory Glory Man United. Javier is nicknamed «El Chicharito