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Power Ranking | Mexicans around the world: Santiago Giménez, at the top

 Power Ranking |  Mexicans around the world: Santiago Giménez, at the top

Mexican sport is increasingly taking a leading role in the world. In the elite Figures and champions in the main European soccer leagues, stars in Major League Baseball, a candidate for the Formula 1 title, one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world, medalists in international competitions with the Olympic Games on the horizon. . Mexican sport is a much larger (and successful) spectrum than we imagined, and is currently experiencing a sort of ‘golden age’. or of revival. The fact is that ‘tricolor’ athletes appear more and more on the covers and talk shows outside our borders. Not long ago, that was an exception.

That is why at AS we have focused on closely following the milestones of ‘Mexicans around the world’ week by week and putting them under scrutiny in our new Power Ranking. A kind of weekly recognition of their achievements, their conquests. The first leader is Santiago Gimenez, idol in Rotterdam and top scorer for the new Dutch football champion. Today it is ‘Santi’, but next week it could be another. They all fit. Everyone can.

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1. Santiago Gimenez

The Mexican striker is the man of the moment in the Netherlands. He scored his 23rd goal of the season against the Go Ahead Eagles in a match that marked Feyenoord’s final crowning as Premier League champions. Just like Javier Hérnandez, Rafael Márquez, Pavel Pardo and Ricardo Osorio, ‘Santi’ established himself as champion in his first season in European football. The future is bright for who is already an idol in Rotterdam.

2. Javier Aguirre

‘El Vasco’ did it again. With Mallorca’s 1-0 victory over Cádiz on matchday 33 of LaLiga, the ‘Bermellones’ practically ensured their permanence in the First Division of Spanish football. The chances of going down are less than 1%. Just like he did with Osasuna, Zaragoza and Espanyol, Aguirre took on a compromised team in the last positions of the table to leave it with a cushion of salvation. Already in 2022, the Mexican coach had also taken Mallorca out of the risk zone.

3. Adriana Loftus

The coach of the Mexican Artistic Swimming Team has her merit in the achievements of the national representation in the World Cup in Egypt. Two gold medals: the first, in the ‘technical team’ category; the second, in free duet.

4. Nuria Diosado and Joana Jimenez

The historic duo, finalist in Tokyo 2020, commanded the team that won the first medal for Mexico in the Artistic Swimming World Cup in Egypt. In addition, they got their own gold medal, in the ‘free duet’ mode, by defeating the Dutch couple with 325.6584 (317.0250). Everything, in the midst of the conflict between Conade, the Mexican Swimming Federation, and World Aquatics.

5. Julio Urías

The Sinaloan pitcher continues in a big way. Against the Padres, last Saturday, he achieved his fifth victory from the mound (4-2). Urías pitched seven complete innings, allowing three hits, two runs and retiring four batters. His team remains at the top of the NL West, with a 26-15 record.

6. Orbelin Pineda

The Mexican attacker found his place in Greece. After playing just seven games for Celta de Vigo, he was loaned out to AEK Athens, where he recovered his sensations. Like Giménez, he scored a goal in the match that confirmed their status as Greek Super League champions (4-0 over Volos FC). Together with Pineda, Matías Almeyda, coach of the Athenians, also lifted the title; both also coincided in the last conquest of Chivas in 2017.

7. Isaac Paredes

The man from Sonora is the creator of the good moment that the Tampa Bay Rays are experiencing in the MLB. In the week he scored three runs and had seven hits. In an 8-7 win over the Yankees on Sunday, May 14, he produced one and scored two more. In the season he already has four home runs, 23 RBIs, 35 hits and a .280 batting average.

8. Randy Arozarena

Along with Paredes, the Rays also have one of their spark plugs in Arozarena. His catch on José Treviño’s deep ball was one of the highlights of the week in the MLB. He didn’t have his best week at bat, but he did explode in a 9-8 win over the Yankees on Saturday, May 13, with three RBIs. A day earlier, he made the catch on Treviño and hit his tenth home run of the campaign, none other than Gerrit Cole.

9. Luis Perez

He quarterback Mexican threw three touchdown passes in the XFL Championship and was named MVP of the game in which the Arlington Renegades defeated the DC Defenders 35-26. Plus, he passed for 289 yards and had no interceptions. Will he ever get under the NFL’s radar?

10. Viridiana Alvarez

The mountaineer conquered the summit of Cho Oyu in Nepal, her tenth mountain over 8,000 meters (the sixth highest in the world).. Now, she aims to become the first woman from America to climb the 14 highest peaks of the globe: she already has Everest, K2, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu on her account.

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