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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.


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


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


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

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

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