A Chilean athlete and two Mexican ladies are honored by the toy agency. As well as, it’s the first time {that a} Paralympic athlete has been included.

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Lately we have now seen how Barbie , essentially the most well-known doll on the planet, has paid tribute to actual life characters to encourage new generations. And though Frida Kahlo and Brazilian physician Jaqueline Goes are on the record, there was not a considerable illustration of Latin American ladies… Till now. Barbie launches three dolls in tribute to athletes from this facet of the American continent.

Mattel acknowledged the sporting profession of those 3 ladies: Francisca Mardones from Chile, and the 2 Mexicans Paola Espinosa and Paola Longoria. This as a part of the Sheroes initiative and the “ Certainly one of a sort ” marketing campaign.

Francisca Mardones

She is a Chilean Paralympic athlete who excels in not one or two disciplines, however 4: tennis, shot put, discus and javelin. Francisca was one of many flag bearers who represented Chile on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Video games . He additionally has a gold medal from the Paralympic World Cup in Dubai, the place he obtained the world report in shot put with a mark of 8.19 meters. She was additionally a bronze winner on the Rio 2007 and Guadalajara 2011 Parapan American Video games. In 2019 she participated within the Lima Parapan American Video games and gained the silver medal there.

“I’m very enthusiastic about this tribute from Mattel. I really feel that the sports activities profession that I’ve developed with lots of effort is paying off. I by no means imagined that I might be the primary Chilean girl to be honored together with her personal Barbie, ”she stated in a press release.

Paola Espinosa

Espinosa is taken into account one of the vital athletes within the historical past of Mexican sports activities within the diving self-discipline. She has competed in 4 Olympic Video games and gained two medals there, bronze in 2008 and silver in 2012, each in synchronized 10-meter platform dives. As well as, he has gained a number of medals: 8 golds in World Championships, 13 in Pan American Video games, 8 in Central American and Caribbean Video games.

Thanks for the fantastic tribute. Certainly, in the present day I understand that each effort and function fulfilled has been price it since with my instance I’ve motivated many ladies to dare to dream till they obtain their targets. Don’t let any border stop you from being what you need to be, “stated the athlete on her Twitter account .

Paola Longoria

Additionally Mexican, Longoria is knowledgeable racquetball participant, World Champion on two events, she additionally has three particular person gold medals and three in doubles by the Worldwide Racquetball Federation, and three gold medals within the Pan American Video games, 2011, 2015 and 2019. As well as, She is acknowledged as the very best participant on the planet in the present day, based on the Girls’s Skilled Racquetball Group .

“You solely must have a dream to realize it. I all the time had the objective of being the very best on the planet, a tough dream, however with lots of self-discipline, dedication, ardour and dedication, I used to be in a position to obtain it, ”Longoria stated on her Instagram account.

“I all the time dreamed of shouting to the world that there was a Mexican who might do it!”

“A tribute to ladies who via their battle and perseverance have damaged paradigms, reached their targets and impressed tens of millions of women and girls. We need to rejoice every of those ladies in recognition of their contributions to a extra equitable, simply and profitable society, ”stated Miguel Ángel Torreblanca, Advertising Director at Mattel LATAM.