We’re over the moon for Guatemala – Erick Barrondo won Guatemala‘s first-ever Olympic medal on Saturday 4th August with a silver in the 20 km race walk.

 

 

The Guatemalan president Otto Perez Molina called Barrondo to say congratulations and told him that Guatemalans took to the streets to cheer his win. Erick aged 21 was born in a poor rural area in Guatemala. He and his family are Mayan’s and live in very modest conditions. A huge well done to Barrondo and Guatemala from all of us at Latin Odyssey!

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