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The Best Olympic Athletes from Mexico 

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Updated October 13, 2018 169 votes 62 voters 4.9k views

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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Paola Espinosa

Paola Milagros Espinosa Sánchez (born 31 July 1985) is a Mexican diver and represented Mexico at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she was her national team's flagbearer, and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. In 1987, the Espinosa Sánchez family moved to La Paz from Mexico City with Paola, who was barely nine months old. In Athens in 2004, from speciality platform jumps of 10 meters, she placed in the individual jump and fifth in synchronized jumps. In the synchronized jumps, she participated with Tatiana Ortiz, who was also an Olympic medalist. On 8 August 2008, she was the champion of the Mexican national team at the Opening ceremony of the ...more on Wikipedia

Date Of Birth: 1986-07-31

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

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Juan Botella Medina (4 July 1941 – 17 July 1970) 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. He died on July 17, 1970 in Basurto, Mexico City, working on his thesis on architecture, because of hypertension suffering for a long time. ...more on Wikipedia

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 (born January 12, 1984 in Mexico City) 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 on Wikipedia

Date Of Birth: 1984

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