When I was doing my celebration lap, someone from the crowd called my name. The person from the public gave me a traditional Mexican hat, a Charro hat. That’s when I put it on, and how those iconic images were taken with the Mexican hat. At that moment I felt very proud to be Mexican. For me it was a dream come true, to be at the Olympic games. I was feeling very anxious, mainly worried that my nerves wouldn’t interfere with my ability, So I could do the fight that I had been training for, and for that moment my mind would fail me. That was my main concern. With the athlete who I competed against in the final, I knew there was a reason why she got to this stage Because she had also defeated very experienced athletes on her way to the final. For that reason, more than anything else, for me the final was all about mental strength. I would not settle and did not come to the Olympics for a Silver medal. I wanted, and I trained for a Gold medal. What I wanted to do, was to beat her with my speed and to open up the score sheet and keep the advantage. That was my strategy for every match in the Olympic Games. I was looking to always keep the pressure on my opponent, so I could keep scoring. Because I knew I was in the final and it was complicated to score. If I scored a point it was easy to back off and think I could win with that. But that was not what I was thinking, What I was thinking was I am winning, I am going to keep pushing , and try to score more points, all the way until the end of the match. I cannot start thinking I have already won, if the round hasn’t finished, because anything can happen, because these are the Olympic Games, and I had seen it happen with other competitors. I was trying to keep up my concentration, so I could finish each round well, and the final. It was the moment that I achieved one of my dreams. I went to hug my coach, because I know what we had accomplished as a team, and it was of great satisfaction for me, because it was a team effort overall. My coach had a Mexican flag with him. We didn’t know if I was going to win or not, but he had a flag for the celebration lap around the arena. When I was on the podium, I said to myself “Wow, I want to see my medal” “What does my medal look like? How does it feel?” And to sing the national anthem was the end of the competition for me. For me to achieve one of my dreams is one of the greatest satisfactions. Mainly the feeling of knowing that I was able to do it and that everything is possible, if you put in the hard work and dedication. It showed to me that I can accomplish anything.