Monday, August 18, 2008

Irving Saladino wins first gold ever for Panama!

Panama's Irving Saladino celebrates after winning the gold in the men's long jump final during the athletics competitions in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Monday, Aug. 18, 2008. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)Congratulations to our Central American brothers of Panama!

Our southern neighbors have won their first Olympic gold medal ever and the third Olympic medal overall.

Panama's Irving Saladino won the gold in the men's long jump final during the athletics competitions in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, Monday, Aug. 18, 2008. Saladino is the first Panamanian in 60 years to win a medal for the country of Panama.

Track sprinter Lloyd Labeach brought Panama its other two Olympic medals at the 1948 London Games, two bronzes in both the 100m and 200m.

Felicidades Panama!

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