Barbie launches three dolls in tribute to Latin American athletes

August 24, 2021, 4 minutes read
This article was translated using AI technology from the Spanish edition. This process may cause errors.

We have seen Barbie, the most well-known doll in the world, pay tribute to real life characters over the years to inspire new generations. Although Frida Kahlo is on the list as well as Jaqueline Goes, a Brazilian doctor, Jaqueline Goes, there has not been a significant representation of Latin American women until now. Three Barbie dolls are launched in honor of athletes from this side.

Mattel recognized these three women's sporting achievements: Francisca Mardones, a Chilean woman, and Paola Espinosa (a Mexican woman). This was done as part of the Sheroes initiative, and the One of a kind campaign.

Francisca Mardones

She is a Paralympic athlete from Chile who excels not in one but four disciplines: shot put, discus, javelin, and discus. Francisca was among the flag bearers for Chile at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. He also holds a Paralympic World Cup gold medal in Dubai where he set the world shot put record with an 8.19 meter mark. She was also a bronze medalist at the Rio 2007 Parapan American Games and Guadalajara 2011. She won the silver medal at the Lima Parapan American Games in 2019

Mattel has made this a very special tribute to me. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication I have put into my sports career. She said that she never thought that she would be the first Chilean woman to receive her Barbie.

It was impossible to imagine that I would one day tell you that I am the first Chilean barbie! Thank you @Barbie for this touching tribute! It is overwhelming to witness a Paralympic shot by barbie Francisca Mardones (@Fran_Mardones), August 23, 2021

Paola Espinosa

Espinosa is regarded as one of the greatest athletes in the history Mexican diving sports. She competed in four Olympic Games, winning two medals, bronze in 2008, and silver in 2012. Both were in synchronized 10-meter platform diving. He has also won many medals: 8 golds at the World Championships, 13 in Pan American Games and 8 in Central American, Caribbean Games.

We are grateful for your kind words. Today, I know that all my efforts and goals have been worthwhile. I have inspired many girls to dream big until they reach their goals with my example. On Twitter, the athlete said that no border should stop you from becoming what you want to become.

Paola Longoria

Longoria, a Mexican professional racquetball player is also a World Champion. She has also won three individual gold medals, three in doubles, and three in doubles by International Racquetball Federation. She also won three gold medals at the Pan American Games in 2011, 2015, and 2019. According to the Women's Professional Racquetball Organization, she is also the best player in the country today.

To achieve your dream, you only need to have a goal. Longoria shared her Instagram story, "I always wanted to be the best in the universe,"

"I dreamed of screaming to the world that a Mexican could do it!"

This tribute is to all the women who, through struggle and perseverance, broke paradigms and achieved their goals. It also inspires millions of women. Miguel ngel Torreblanca Marketing Director, Mattel LATAM, stated that we want to honor each one of these women to recognize their contributions to a more just, equitable, and successful society.