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Students from the Legion’s Anahuac University in Mexico Win Bronze Olympic Medal in Beijing
Paola Espinosa and Tatiana Ortiz won the bronze medal in synchronized diving in the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

Paola Espinoza y Tatiana Ortiz, ganadoras de medalla de bronce en los juegos olímpicos de Beijing.
Paola Espinoza and Tatiana Ortiz, bronze medalists in the Beijing Olympics.

Mexico, August 13, 2008. Paola Espinosa and Tatiana Ortiz, students at the Legion’s Anáhuac University in the south of Mexico City, set an exciting new precedent for Mexico by winning the bronze medal in the Beijing Olympics. Their sport: synchronized diving.

A few hours after this historic win, Tatiana Ortiz sent a message to the rector of the university, Dr. Javier Vargas, and to Father Jaime Bordons, LC, the vice rector of integral formation, thanking them for the support of the entire Anahuac University community:

“Thank you very much for all of your prayers. They definitely got to us and gave us strength to face a competition as difficult as the one we just had. We are very hapy with the results, and glad to make our school and our nation proud. Thanks again, and don’t forget that this medal is also for the Anahuac Family that never stopped helping us from afar. Thank you very much, and we’ll see each other soon.”

The competition to win the bronze medal in synchronized diving from a 10-meter platform reached a surprising conclusion. The gold medal went to China, and the competition for the silver and bronze medals fell to the athletic
Ganaron la medalla del tercer lugar en salto sincronizado en la plataforma de 10 metros.
They won third place in synchronized diving from a 10-meter platform.
powerhouses of the United States, Australia, Germany, Canada, Korea, Great Britain, and Mexico.

In the first two dives, which were standardized jumps, the Mexican divers from Anahuac University started out very far behind, in the eighth and last place. But by the third jump, which was their own choreographed dive, they made an amazing comeback and ended up on the medalists’ platform. With this great performance, they won the bronze medal and the Mexican flag unfurled for the first time over the Beijing Olympics.

Paola and Tatiana will be competing individually on August 20 and 21, as well as fellow diver and Anahuac student Rommel Pacheco, who will compete on August 22 and 23.

The Anahuac family and Regnum Christi members worldwide would like to congratulate Paola, Tatiana, and all Olympic student-athletes who incarnate the spirit and formative ideal of the Anahuac University network of schools.

To see a video clip of the athletes’ message, click on this link.



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