This article, featured on Kotaku, is from Laura García Rodriguez Blancas, the sister of the Olympic gymnast Elsa García who performed to Lindsey Sterling’s “Zelda Medley”. While she didn’t win a medal, she did something that I find equally important. She has, in a sense, kind of pioneered the integration of gaming culture into the mainstream.
It’s still hard to believe that if you asked many older non-gamers what gamers are like, they’re likely to respond with violent, nerdy, living in the parent’s basements (even in places where no basements exist), anti-social, fat, uncoordinated, etc. Well, here you go world. An Olympic level athlete who is a life long gamers (and a woman to boot, so it’s a victory on two fronts).