Olympics 2012: Mexican women win two archery medals

Olympics 2012: Mexican women win two archery medals
Archery winners, Aida Roman & Mariana Avitia

For the first time, two Mexican women won top medals in the archery competition.

Aida Roman, 24, of Mexico City won the silver medal Thursday. She lost the gold in a dramatic tie-breaking shoot-off against Ki Bo-bae of South Korea.

But Roman was all smiles after winning her silver medal.

Earlier in the competition she faced off and defeated her fellow countrywoman and friend Mariana Avitia.

This meant Avitia, 18, of Monterrey, competed for bronze and she defeated U.S. veteran Khatuna Lorig 6-2.

The President of Mexico Felipe Calderon Tweeted congratulations to the two women.

"Que orgullo!" or "What pride!" Tweeted the president @FelipeCalderon

Neither one is a gold medal winner. But they go home as champions proud that they made it this far at the Olympics.

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