Lin-Manuel Miranda Celebrates Monica Puig's Historic Olympics Win

By: Aug. 14, 2016
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The Internet knows that Lin-Manuel Miranda loves his tennis, but perhaps no match was more exciting for the Broadway powerhouse than the historic women's singles final that took place on Day 8 of the Summer 2016 Olympics. Competing against Germany's Angelique Kerber in an intense three-set match, Monica Puig pulled out a win for Puerto Rico and made history, taking home the first gold medal for the island since Puerto Rico began competing in the Olympics in 1948.

Lin-Manuel Miranda has spent the past year using his influence to help turn the eyes of the government toward the current crisis in Puerto Rico, and in the midst of this difficult time for the island, Puig's win brought light and hope to many. See below for Miranda's reaction tweets that he posted throughout the match!

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos




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