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This Gymnast Was Body-Shamed On Social Media After Her Olympic Performance

Mexicans dragging each other down: Olympic gymnastics edition.

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Yesterday, Mexican athlete Alexa Moreno competed in the artistic gymnastics qualifications at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

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At 22, Moreno is one of the few athletes representing Mexico in a category that rarely sees Mexican participation.

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But others took any chance they could to turn her performance into something negative.

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“'My dream is to win one of those hot dog eating contests.' –Alexa Moreno.”

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Kassy Cho is a reporter with BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Kassy Cho at kassy.cho@buzzfeed.com.

Javier Aceves (Baxter) es Editor en Jefe de BuzzFeed México y vive en la Ciudad de México.

Contact Baxter at javier.aceves@buzzfeed.com.

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