Daniel Cargnin Claims Judo Bronze at Tokyo Games

2020 Tokyo Games

Daniel Cargnin has bounced back to claim some Olympic hardware…

After losing to Japan’s Hifumi Abe in the semifinals, the Brazilian judoka returned to the mat to win his bronze medal match against Israel’s Baruch Shmailov in the 66kg category at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Daniel Cargnin

The fight was very tense, with Cargnin needing to be seen by doctors after suffering a cut after an opponent’s entry. But he managed to confirm the medal with a wasari

It’s the second medal for Brazil at the Olympics, following Kelvin Hoefler silver in the street category of skateboarding.

 

Luis Mosquera Claims Silver in Men’s Weightlifting, Giving Colombia First Tokyo Games Medal

2020 Tokyo Games

Luis Mosquera has given Colombia its first medal…

The 26-year-old Colombian weightlifter had to settle for the silver medal in the men’s 67 kilos category at the 2020 Tokyo Games after being denied the gold by China’s Chen Lijun.

Luis Mosquera

Mosquera was surpassed by Chen, the world record holder in the category, his last attempt at the competition.

After lifting 151 kg in the snatch, six more than his Chinese competitor (4th with 145), Mosquera thought that he had secured the gold by lifting 180 kg in the third attempt of the clean and jerk, which was validated by the judges after reviewing the images, since at first it wasn’t considered good, which caused the claim of the Colombian delegation.

Chen, who had lifted 145kg in the snatch and 175kg on his first clean and jerk attempt, to put on an additional 12kg to end up lifting 187 and totaling 332kg, one more than Mosquera.

Italy’s Mirko Zanni took the bronze.

“The dream was to be an Olympic champion, but I have a very strong competitor next to me and I am proud to have been on the podium with him,” said Mosquera about his opponent.

“I was confident, because I had already lifted that weight,” declared the champion, who also highlighted: “The clean and jerk is my strong point, so despite being behind after the start, I knew I could do it (come back).”

Kelvin Hoefler Gives Brazil Its First Medal at Tokyo Games

2020 Tokyo Games

Kelvin Hoefler has put Brazil on the board…

The 27-year-old Brazilian skateboarder made history in the early hours of Sunday at the 2020 Tokyo Games when he won Brazil’s first medal in skateboarding, a sport making its debut at the Olympics.

Kelvin Hoefler

Hoefler took silver in the street category with a combined score of 36.15. The medal won by the native of Guarujá, São Paulo, was Brazil’s first in this Olympics.

Highly ranked in the street category for a long time, Hoefler practiced skateboarding and surfing as a child. He had the support of his family from the beginning.

Japan’s Yuto Horigome took home the gold.

Camilo Earns Fifth No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay Chart with “Millones”

It’s a handful for Camilo

The 28-year-old Colombian singer, songwriter and record producer has notched his fifth No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart as “Millones” rises 5-1 on the survey dated July 24.

Camilo

“Millones” is Camilo’s second No. 1 as a soloist, without an accompanied acIt’s Camilo’s fifth win since he notched a first leader in June 2020; all one-week rulers. Here’s a look:

Title, Artists (if other than Camilo), Peak date
“Si Me Dices Que Sí,” with Reik & Farruko, June 27, 2020
“Tattoo,” with Rauw Alejandro, Sept. 12, 2020
“Vida de Rico,” Jan. 30
“Despeinada,” with Ozuna, Feb. 6
“Millones,” July 24

“Millones” also leaps to the top on Latin Pop Airplay, a fourth No. 1 on the chart following the four-week reign by “Despeinada,” with Ozuna, starting January 9, 2020.

“Millones” is the fourth single from Mis ManosCamilo’s second top five debut on Top Latin Albums (March 20-dated survey).

Daddy Yankee to Headline This Year’s Billboard Latin Music Week

Daddy Yankee is bringing the beats to this year’s Latin Music Week…

The 45-year-old Puerto Rican singer, songwriter and rapper will headline Billboard’s 2021 Latin Music Week.

Daddy Yankee

Daddy Yankee’s fellow headlining acts will be Karol G and Nicky Jam. 

Taking place September 20-24 at the Faena Forum in Miami, Billboard Latin Music Week returns under the slogan “The Beat of Latin Music,” making its mark as the longest running and biggest Latin music industry gathering in the world.

Early-bird registration for Billboard Latin Music Week is now open, register here.

Ricardo Pepi Becomes Youngest Player in MLS History to Score Hat Trick

Hat’s off to Ricardo Pepi

The 18-year-old Latino soccer player has become the youngest player in Major League Soccer history to score a hat trick, as Pepi led FC Dallas to a 5-0 win over the LA Galaxy on Saturday evening.

Ricardo Pepi

Pepi, who is 18 years, 197 days of age, increased his season goal total to a team-high eight with his first career hat trick. The El Paso, Texas, native is in his third season with the team.

FC Dallas emphatically snapped a three-match losing streak, all of which came on the road. FCD is a different team at home — it is now unbeaten in 17 straight home matches (with nine wins and eight draws), the longest active regular-season home unbeaten run in MLS.

Pepi put FC Dallas on the board in the 27th minute when he finished off a pass from Andres Ricaurte that bounced off Galaxy defender Daniel Steres. Pepi’s kick from the center of the box was placed in the right corner past Los Angeles goalkeeper Jonathan Bond.

Pepi added his second goal in the 44th minute, making short work of a corner kick from Jesus Ferreira that Pepi headed off the back LA defender Derrick Williams. The rebound landed at Pepi’s feet at a severe angle to the goal, but the teen was up to the task.

The third goal came in the 50th minute after FCD midfielder Szabolcs Schon carried the ball deep into the box and fought off two Los Angeles defenders before passing to Pepi in front of the goal. Pepi moved the ball to his right foot and sent a low shot into the left corner of the net to all but end the Galaxy’s chances.

Jimmy Maurer made three saves to earn his second shutout of the season and the 13th of his six-year MLS career.

Jader Obrian added FCD’s fourth goal in 88th minute to cap the scoring.

The Galaxy are 0-2-1 over their past three matches, their longest stretch of the season without a victory.

It was Los Angeles’ fifth consecutive match without injured leading scorer Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez as well as midfielders Jonathan dos Santos and Efrain Alvarez, both of whom are with the Mexican team at the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Alejandra Valencia & Luis Álvarez Give Mexico First Medal at Tokyo Games

2020 Tokyo Games

Alejandra Valencia and Luis Álvarez have put Mexico official on the leaderboard at the 2020 Tokyo Games

The Mexican duo defeated Turkey’s team to win the bronze medal in the archery mixed team event, giving Mexico its first medal at the Summer Olympics

Alejandra Valencia & Luis Álvarez

Mexico defeated Germany 6-2 in the first elimination round, then in the quarterfinal  Valencia and Álvarez combined to defeat Britain with a 6-0 score.

In the semi-final they failed to defeat South Korea, losing 5-1, but put themselves in a position to secure a medal.

The bronze medal match saw Valencia and Álvarez defeating Turkey’s Yasemin Anagoz and Mete Gazoz 6-2.

“We don’t keep anything for ourselves. We communicate everything we feel, everything we’re thinking,” Valencia said. “We tried to be happy and enjoy the fact we’re here, the fact we made it all the way here.”

Adriana Cerezo Iglesias Gives Spain Its First Medal of the Tokyo Games

2020 Tokyo Games

It may not be the color she’d like, but Adriana Cerezo Iglesias has given Spain its first medal at the Tokyo Games.

The 17-year-old Spanish taekwondo athlete lost her women’s flyweight (49kg) gold medal match to Thailand’s Panipak Wongphatthanakit, settling for the silver medal.

Adriana Cerezo Iglesias

It’s the first medal for Spain in the 2020 Tokyo Games.

In a close contest, the little-known teenage taekwondo fighter lost by a score of 10-11 to Wongphatthanakit.

 

She’s previously upset China’s two-time Olympic champion Wu Jingyu.

Cerezo Iglesias’s win over the 34-year-old Wu in the women’s -49kg event was a massive shock.

“I couldn’t believe it,” said Cerezo Iglesias, who was leading 33-2 at the end of two rounds and won by ‘point gap’. “She’s one of my idols so I was really excited to fight her, and I’m so happy I could win like that.

 

Ecuador’s Richard Carapaz Claims First Medal by a Latino Athlete at Tokyo Games

2020 Tokyo Games

It’s the golden hour for Richard Carapaz 

The 28-year-old Ecuadorian cyclist brought home the gold medal for Ecuador in the men’s Olympics road race at the 2020 Tokyo Games on Saturday in a pulsating finale that saw the climber drop his main rivals on the last two climbs.

Richard Carapaz

It’s the first medal and gold medal for his native country, as well as the first medal and gold medal for any Latino athlete at the games.

 

Carapaz made his first acceleration with 25km to go in response to a move from Brandon McNulty (USA) before dropping his breakaway companion and soloing to the win with 5.8km to go.

 

Carapaz held onto his winning lead over the final finishing circuit on the Fuji Speedway to take the biggest one-day win of his career.

The 2019 Giro d’Italia winner finished with more than enough time to soak up the applause from the home crowd after six hours of brutal racing in hot and humid conditions.

In the sprint for the silver and bronze medals, Wout van Aert (Belgium) narrowly held off the late charge from Tour de France winner Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia).

podium and a place in the history books with a gold medal for him and for Ecuador.

“It is incredible to see your flag as the top one, and to have this medal,” said Carapaz, who became his country’s second-ever Olympic champion after walker Jefferson Pérez in 1996.

“I simply waited for my moment. It was a bit of a crazy day, and a very hard race. I had to be patient as the selections were being made and wait for the right moment – that for me was the most complicated part.”

Gloria Trevi Teams Up with Guaynaa for New Urban-Pop Single “Nos Volvimos Locos”

Gloria Trevi is embracing the crazy

The 53-year-old Mexican singer/songwriter, known as “The Supreme Diva of Mexican Pop,” has joined voices with Puerto Rican rapper Guaynaa to release the new single Nos Volvimos Locos.”

Gloria Trevi, Guaynaa

Penned by Trevi, Leonel Garcia and Marcela de la Garza, the track is a back-and-forth between two people who like each other and, ultimately, hook up.

“We have already gone crazy/ We have already lost control/ This is so different/ There is a risk of falling in love,” says the chorus.

The flirtatious track, co-produced Yo Fred, Eduardo Bladinieres, and Gil Elguezabal, is an urban-pop song fused with clever EDM beats.