Congratulations to Mechanical Engineering Student Jackie Galloway for bringing home bronze in taekwondo in the 2016 Olympics. The 20-year-old heavyweight’s Tex-Mex heritage gives Galloway dual citizenship. She made the Mexican taekwondo team at 14 years old and was named an alternate to Mexico’s 2012 Olympic team, then returned to Texas and hitched her wagon to Team USA. She made her Olympic debut in Rio de Janeiro.
On Saturday, Galloway faced the older and heavier Gwladys Epangue of France. By the third round, Galloway had built a 2-0 lead over Epangue and prevailed with the speed and fluidity that have defined her maturing style.
(by Smiley N. Pool of The Dallas Morning News)
The 2-1 final score had fans of both of Galloway’s homelands standing side by side in the Arena Carioca 3, waving Old Glory and the Mexican tri-color, while Galloway paraded with a U.S. flag. Read more