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olympic athletes The Best Olympic Athletes from Mexico

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List of the greatest Olympic athletes from Mexico, with photos when available. These are the best Mexican Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. Mexican athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which Mexican Olympian is the best of them all? You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from Mexico is by how many medals they took back to their country, but that isn't the only factor that comes into play when considering who the best really is.

This list includes Tatiana Ortiz, Alvaro Gaxiola and more athletes.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the best Mexican Olympian of all time?" and "Who are the greatest Olympians from Mexico?"

America, Russia and Great Britain have the most Olympic medals out of every country that has been represented in the Olympics, but it doesn't mean that Olympic competitors from other nations don't deserve accolades as well. Vote for your favorite Mexico Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on Mexico.
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María Espinoza


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Paola Espinosa


Paola Milagros Espinosa Sánchez is an athlete from Mexico. She competes in diving and represented Mexico at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and again at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, being her national team's flagbearer in the latter. She won a bronze medal in the 10m Synchronized Platform ...more

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Date Of Birth: 1986-07-31

Place Of Birth: La Paz, Mexico, Earth, Latin AmericaNorth America

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Juan Botella


Juan Botella Medina was a Mexican diver. He was born in Mexico City. He competed for Mexico at the 1960 Summer Olympics held in Rome, where he won the bronze medal in the men's springboard event. ...more

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Olympic Medalist Event: Men's 3 metre springboard

Olympic Country: Mexico

Date Of Birth: 1941-07-04

Olympic Sport: Diving

Nationality: Mexico

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Diving at the 1960 Summer Olympics - Men's 3 metre springboard

Olympic Medalist Games: 1960 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 1960 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal

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Tatiana Ortiz


Tatiana Ortiz Galicia is an athlete from Mexico. She competes in diving and represented Mexico at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she won a bronze medal in the 10m Synchronized Platform with Paola Espinosa. ...more

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Date Of Birth: 1984

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Joaquín Capilla


Joaquín Capilla Pérez, born in Mexico City, was a Mexican diver. He won the bronze medal in the platform diving event at the 1948 Olympic Games in London, England, the silver medal in the platform diving event again at the 1952 Olympic games in Helsinki, and the gold in the platform and the bronze ...more

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Olympic Medalist Event: Men's 3 metre springboard, Men's 10 metre platform

Olympic Country: Mexico

Date Of Birth: 1928-12-23

Place Of Birth: Mexico City, Mexico, Greater Mexico City, EarthLatin America, + more

Olympic Sport: Diving

Nationality: Mexico

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Diving at the 1956 Summer Olympics - Men's 3 metre springboard, Diving at the 1956 Summer Olympics - Men's 10 metre platform, Diving at the 1948 Summer Olympics - Men's 10 metre platform, Diving at the 1952 Summer Olympics - Men's 10 metre platform

Olympic Medalist Games: 1956 Summer Olympics, 1948 Summer Olympics, 1952 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 1948 Summer Olympics, 1956 Summer Olympics, 1952 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal, Gold medal, Silver medal

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Fernando Platas


Fernando Platas is a Mexican diver. He began diving since he was a young boy. In 1990 he won in Germany two tests of 2 and 10 metres, and in that same year he won three gold medals in the Central American Games which took place in Mexico City. In 1992, he represented Mexico in the 1992 Summer ...more

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Olympic Medalist Event: Men's 3 metre springboard

Olympic Country: Mexico

Date Of Birth: 1973-03-16

Place Of Birth: Mexico City, Mexico, Greater Mexico City, EarthLatin America, + more

Nationality: Mexico

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Diving at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Men's 3 metre springboard

Olympic Medalist Games: 2000 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2000 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal

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Olympic Country: Mexico

Date Of Birth: 1959-02-02

Place Of Birth: Mexico, Earth, Latin America, North America

Olympic Sport: Alpine skiing

Nationality: Austria, Mexico

Olympic Games Participant: 2010 Winter Olympics

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Jesús Mena


Jesús Mena Campos is a retired Mexican diver. At his first Olympic Games in 1988 he won a bronze medal in the 10 metre platform event, while also placing seventh in the 3 metre springboard competition. His final Olympic performance came in 1992 where he placed twelfth in the platform diving. He ...more

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Olympic Medalist Event: Men's 10 metre platform

Olympic Country: Mexico

Date Of Birth: 1968-05-28

Place Of Birth: Gómez Palacio, Mexico, Durango, Gómez PalacioEarth, + more

Nationality: Mexico

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Diving at the 1988 Summer Olympics - Men's 10 metre platform

Olympic Medalist Games: 1988 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 1988 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal

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