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The Best Olympic Athletes from Mexico

Updated October 13, 2018 283 votes 66 voters 5.1k 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
    • Date Of Birth: 1986-07-31
    • Place Of Birth: La Paz,Mexico,Earth,Latin America,North America
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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
    • Date Of Birth: 1984
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  • Fernando Fabricio Platas Álvarez (born March 16, 1973 in Mexico City) 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 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain and in 1993 he won a silver medal in the FINA Championships. Winner of the silver medal in the FINA Championships, for 1999 he won the gold medal in the 3 metre springboard. During the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia he won the silver medal in the 3 metre springboard. In his résumé, he is also distinguished by...  more
    • 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,Earth,Latin America
    • 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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    María Espinoza

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