Mexico’s first Olympic figure skater in decades
Americas Now • 6m 49s
While Mexico is not a country traditionally associated with winter sports, it will be sending one of its largest teams ever to Beijing 2022. Among the athletes is Donovan Carrillo. He’s Mexico’s first Olympic figure skater in many years.
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