The man and woman advocate for equal rights died! She is the first female torch bearer in the history of the Olympic Games

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 The man and woman advocate for equal rights died! She is the first female torch bearer in the history of the Olympic Games


There are many reasons why the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico were unforgettable. The first was the opening ceremony of Brazils Leo. The 20-year-old Brazilian Leo is a sprinter of Mexicos track and field team. After being selected as the main torchbearer of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, her name caused a huge sensation in the world, and the Brazilian Leo himself was highly respected by the outside world.

In that years report, the New York Times quoted her as saying: Brazilian Leo believes that he was selected because in Mexico, men and women enjoy the same rights, and her country, Mexico, wants to show the world such equality between men and women.

Source: editor in charge of sports of Netease: Wang MuQing, nb12712