Donovan Carrillo @ Beijing 2022

Donovan Carrillo, the skater from Guadalajara in Beijing 2022
Donovan Carrillo, el patinador de Guadalajara en Beijing 2022.
Donovan Carrillo Beijing 2022
Donovan Carrillo Beijing 2022
Donovan Carrillo se hizo conocido cuando hizo una rutina de patinaje utilizando música de Juan Gabriel. A mi y a otros tantos, nos impresiono su carisma y nos emocionó su interpretación. Pero muchos Tapatios le gritaron “Gay” y se burlaron de él. Donovan no hizo caso y siguió entrenando en pistas de hielo de centros comerciales, ya que en Guadalajara no hay pistas de hielo profesionales.
Ahora, calificó a las finales varoniles de los juegos olímpicos de Beijing interpretando magistralmente la música de otro Jalisciense, Carlos Santana. Se ha convertido en el primer mexicano en competir patinando en unos juegos en décadas y haciendo un sobresaliente papel. Es para mi un verdadero orgullo, y una gran satisfacción que haya dejado callados a todos los que se burlaban. ¡Enhorabuena Donovan!
Donovan Carrillo became known when he did a skating routine using music by Juan Gabriel. Me and many others were impressed by his charisma and we were moved by his interpretation. But many citizens of Guadalajara called him “Gay” and made fun of him. Donovan paid no attention and continued training on ice rinks in shopping malls, since there are no professional ice rinks in Guadalajara.
Now, he qualified for the men’s finals of the Beijing Olympics masterfully interpreting the music of another artist from Jalisco, Carlos Santana. He has become the first Mexican to compete as skater in the Olympic games in decades and he did it, making an outstanding performance. It is a real pride for me, and a great satisfaction that he has silenced all those who made fun of him.

Congratulations Donovan!

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