José ("Chegüi") Torres (May 3, 1936 – January 19, 2009), was a Puerto Rican professional boxer. As an amateur boxer, he won a silver medal in the junior middleweight at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne. In 1965, he defeated Willie Pastrano to win the WBC and WBA light heavyweight championships. In 1997, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Puerto Rico: Javier Culson Wins Historic Bronze Medal
The Olympic athlete Javier Culson (@JavierCulson) has made history by winning the bronze medal in the 400 metre hurdle event in the London 2012 Olympic Games. This is the first Olympic medal ever to be won by an athlete from Puerto Rico in an event other than boxing.
Orlando Cruz (born July 1, 1981) is a Puerto Rican professional boxer. As an amateur, Cruz represented Puerto Rico at the 2000 Olympic Games in Australia. Cruz made his professional debut on December 15, 2000, against Alfredo Valdez in Puerto Rico. He came OUT in October 2012.
It lasted only 82 seconds, but it will be long remembered: Young judo fighter Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani became the first Saudi woman to compete at an Olympics. Wearing a modified hijab, Shahrkhani drew roars from the crowd as she stepped on the mat against Puerto Rico's Melissa Mojica, who quickly defeated her.