Juan Maegli, 24, is currently a senior at College of Charleston (South Carolina, US) and this will be his second Olympics. In the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Maegli represented Guatemala in Sailing (Laser Class) and is doing so once again in this year’s Olympics in London.
Maegli is currently ranked No. 21 in the world in lasers sailing, but recently he was 4th in the World Championships in his class so hopes are high that he might be the first Guatemalan athlete to ever win an Olympic Medal!
In addition to Maegli, hopes are also high that Guatemala’s Kevin Haroldo Cordón Buezo might also “medal” in the 2012 Olympics. Cordon, who competes in badminton, is from La Union, Zacapa and he currently ranks 26 in the world in badminton. Like Maegli, this is Cordon’s second Olympics and he too had the honor of carrying the Guatemalan Flag into the Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremony – but at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
Erwin C. has some news and notes on how Latin America is faring in London, including Honduras historic victor in futbol over Spain on Sunday.