Luisa Wilson Makes History as First Mexican Medalist at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics

Lead Photo: Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla
Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla
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Ice hockey player Luisa Wilson made history on Wednesday as the first Mexican player to take home a medal at the Winter Youth Olympics. Team Yellow, a mixed 3×3 women’s team at Lausanne 2020, took home the gold in a landslide six to one victory against Team Black. Our girl was front and center.

Although this isn’t a direct win for Mexico, being that the team came from a mixed array of backgrounds, this win will go down in history for Wilson and perhaps inspire other girls at home to follow suit.

Ximena González, another Mexican ice hockey player at the Winter Youth Olympics this year, came in fourth place with Team Brown. In fact, there were a handful of Mexican ice hockey players in Switzerland this year, all of whom worked closely with former Mexican alpine skier Carlos Pruneda.

“We are very happy,” he gushed after the results came in. “They all did a great job.”

The 2020 Winter Youth Olympics started January 9 and close on January 22.