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|Society & You - Social Critic|
|Friday, 03 August 2012 19:53|
Thousands of Puerto Ricans got up early today, Friday August 3rd to see the athlete Javier Culson ( @ JavierCulson ) compete in the Olympics. The arrival of Culson first in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 48:33, the fastest time achieved in this first round, means that failed to qualify for the semifinals. Puerto Ricans Eric Alexander ( @ EricA_Trackstar ) and Carol Rodriguez also qualified for the semifinals in the 400 meters (400m hurdles Alexander and Rodriguez 400m flat), so that Puerto Rico will have three athletes competing in the next round of these athletic events, which has caused much joy in the country.
The case is rather special Culson for Puerto Ricans because they are considered to have chances to win the first Olympic gold medal for Puerto Rico in its history. Social networks overflowed with joy and support Culson and the hashtag # JavierCulson became worldwide trending topic on Twitter around 6:30 AM.
On his Twitter account, Culson said:
Javier Culson (file photo). Photo by Quique Aparicio, courtesy of the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee.
Then a video of the qualifying race today in London:
Carol Rodriguez. Photo by Quique Aparicio, courtesy of the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee.
Here are some Twitter comments on the classification of Culson:
@ Nagront : # OrgulloBoricua # JavierCulson is trending globally. I'm so proud! It shows that Puerto Rico is a small island that dares to dream <3
The Puerto Rican gymnast, Tommy Ramos, who also competes in the Olympics, joined in expressing support for Twitter Culson:
* You can access the website of the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee here .
Title page * Photo taken from video .