Welcome to Baja123.com Blog Sign in | Help

Mexico Celebrates Olympic Soccer Gold Medal

By: Galia Garcia-Palafox



MEXICO CITY -- Jubilant Mexicans celebrated their 2-1 Olympic gold medal soccer win over powerhouse Brazil Saturday, waving flags and chanting in plazas and streets across the country.

Crowds began gathering not long after the Mexican team scored its first goal in the first minute of play, with shouts of "Goal!" ringing out from bars and homes. Fans erupted in massive celebration as the game ended, marking Mexico's first ever Olympic soccer gold medal.

Cheering Mexicans turned the downtowns of Mexico City, Guadalajara and other cities into street parties. Hundreds of fans waving the country's red, white and green flag took a victory lap around the capital's landmark Angel of Independence statue, with traffic shut down on the city's main boulevard.


 

Comments

# Ensenada Wine Valley Explodes! August 16, 2012 | Mexico Real Estate

Anonymous comments are disabled