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This is a list of popular Mexican Olympic athletes, listed alphabetically with photos of the athletes when available. Famous Olympians from Mexico have achieved some of the highest honors in sports and Olympic history, as even being chosen to represent your country at the Olympics is something that most athletes will never get to experience. These competitors are the most prominent people from Mexico who have competed in the Olympics.

Mexico has a long, proud history of competing in the Olympic games, and without these fierce athletes they never would have won any medals. This list features an array of Mexican Olympians, from Fernando Platas to Paola Espinosa.

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Juan Álvaro José Gaxiola Robles is a former Mexican diver. He competed for Mexico at the 1968 Summer Olympics held in Mexico City, Mexico where he won the silver medal in the men's platform event. Alvaro Gaxiola lived for some years in Ann Arbor where he was a varsity diver for Ann Arbor High School and then for the University of Michigan. His younger brother Alex swam backstroke on the varsity swim teams at both schools. ...more on Wikipedia

Olympic Country: Mexico

Date Of Birth: 1937-01-26

Place Of Birth: Guadalajara, Mexico, Jalisco, Earth, Latin America, + more

Nationality: Mexico

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Diving at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Men's 10 metre platform

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's 10 metre platform

Olympic Medalist Games: 1968 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 1968 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal

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Carlos Armando Girón Gutiérrez is a Mexican diver. He competed in four consecutive Summer Olympics, winning one medal. At the 1972 Summer Olympics he placed ninth in the 3 metre springboard event and eighth in the 10 metre platform event. In 1976 he repeated the position in the platform diving while advancing to a seventh place in the springboard. At the 1980 Olympics he finally won a silver medal in 3 metre springboard, and came close to another medal with a fourth place in the 10 metre platform. His final Olympic performance came in 1984 where he placed twelfth. ...more on Wikipedia

Olympic Country: Mexico

Date Of Birth: 1954-11-03

Place Of Birth: Mexicali, Mexico, Baja California, Municipality of Mexicali, Earth, + more

Nationality: Mexico

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Diving at the 1980 Summer Olympics - Men's 3 metre springboard

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's 3 metre springboard

Olympic Medalist Games: 1980 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 1980 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal

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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 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 winning the Sport National Award in 1995, and he has ...more on Wikipedia

Olympic Country: Mexico

Date Of Birth: 1973-03-16

Place Of Birth: Mexico City, Mexico, Greater Mexico City, Earth, Latin America, + more

Nationality: Mexico

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

Olympic Medalist Event: 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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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 carried the flag at the opening ceremony of the 1992 Barcelona Games. ...more on Wikipedia

Olympic Country: Mexico

Date Of Birth: 1968-05-28

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

Nationality: Mexico

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

Olympic Medalist Event: 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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