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Top Five Mexican Athletes

Buenos Dias! It's Cinco de Mayo so Kidzworld is counting down the top five Mexican athletes in the world today. See who made our list!

#5. Jorge Cantu

Mexican AthletesJorge Cantu

Jorge Cantu, a Texas-born Mexican, has found a lot of success on the baseball diamond. This 26-year-old third baseman for the Florida Marlins has had a solid MLB career. In 2004, he was named the team's MVP after finishing the season with a .289 batting average with 28 home runs and 117 RBI's. He was also part of the Mexican National Team that competed in the 2004 Olympic Games and the 2006 World Baseball Classic. Jorge also makes his offseason home in Reynosa, Mexico.

#4. Eduardo Najera

Mexican AthletesEduardo Najera

Eduardo Najera of the Denver Nuggets is only the second Mexican-born player to ever play in the NBA. This 6'8" power forward is one of the hardest working players in the league. His intensity is the reason why he is such a good rebounder and defender. In college, Eduardo was one of the most popular players to ever play at the University of Oklahoma. Despite all of his success, Eduardo is always giving back to his people. In 2004, he founded the Eduardo Najera Foundation for Latino Achievement, which provides college scholarships for outstanding Latino students.

#3. Lee Trevino

Mexican AthletesLee Trevino

Legendary golfer, Lee Trevino has been one of the most recognizable faces in the Mexican community. Born in Dallas, TX, Lee made his PGA debut in 1967. In his 40-year career, Lee has won six major championships and was elected into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1981. In 2000, he was ranked as the 14th best golfer of all time by Golf Digest Magazine. Lee has established numerous scholarship funds to benefit young Mexican Americans.

#2. Lorena Ochoa

Mexican AthletesLorena Ochoa

This Mexico native is one of the best female golfers in the world right now. Lorena is currently ranked number one in the world. She started golfing at the age of five and hasn't looked back ever since. Lorena was a standout at the University of Arizona before she took her act to the LPGA Tour in 2003. She has 25 professional wins including two major championships. In 2001, Lorena was the recipient of Mexico's National Sports Award. She was the youngest person and female golfer to receive Mexico's most prestigious sporting award.

#1. Oscar De La Hoya

Mexican AthletesOscar de la Hoya

Oscar De La Hoya is one of the biggest names in all of sports. This East Los Angeles native is considered one of the greatest boxers in the history of the sport. As an amateur, Oscar posted a 224-5 record and won a gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympic Games. As a pro, he has a record of 39-5 and has earned more money throughout his career than any other boxer! Oscar is also very active in the Hispanic community. He has several charities that help less fortunate kids.

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Lolly20 posted in Cheerleading:
yes it is  :)
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"FBGirl" wrote:I like cheerleading, but definitely NOT a sport! Sports are physical activity with competition and GEAR. The closest thing cheerleaders have to gear are pom-poms. And, yeah. Boys CAN cheerlead, but chances are they will be made fun of(not by me). Cheerleaders do A LOT of physical cheers and stunts, and we use ourselves instead of gear. A lot and most people underestimate cheerleaders for just some girls with poms and uniforms going "go team! yay!" because they have seen that in movies and tv. look up some cheer comp videos and still only some people with change their view of cheerleaders as girls on the sidelines doing uncreative cheers and stupid words to match. I hope this helped you understand a little bit more about cheerleading and cheerleaders. Peace Out!
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"lamiraclelemiracle" wrote:no cheering is not a sport it's something to turn people and the players up I was a cheerleader for 2 years (before I aged out) and we do not only wave pom poms int the air and yell "go team!!". All cheerleaders and coaches put A LOT of effort and time into making and practicing cheers. It is true that cheerleaders turn people and the players on...but it's much more than that. it's about having fun, teamwork, having some more fun, getting some exercise (uh that kinda makes it a sport right?), and great times with the other girls on your squad.   Rant over lol
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Lolly20 posted in Xtreme Sports:
of coarse girls can be stronger than boys but some are not :wave
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