Representing Colombia, Gonzalez set a national record Saturday with a 55.32 in the event qualifying for the Olympic semifinal round. Back home, her husband David Blough was cheering on Gonzalez. He went wild after watching her finish with the fastest time for a Colombian hurdler.
“It was about the best birthday present you could ever ask for in her just being there,” Blough, 누가 돌았 어 26 토요일에, 말했다 ESPN.
Blough teammates were also supporting Gonzalez.
“I turn around and see them and it just made us feel loved,” the backup quarterback added, 통하다 NFL.com. “It made me feel loved. Sending the video I had to Melissa made her emotional and cry. That’s what it’s all about. This is a family, it’s what we’re trying to build and it was very special.”
Gonzalez has dual citizenship in the U.S. and Colombia. 그녀의 아버지, Hector, moved from Colombia to play college basketball at UTEP under the legendary Don Haskins, ESPN에 따르면.
She grew up in Texas and was teammates on the Longhorns track team with Morgan Goodwin, wife of NFL wide receiver Marquise Goodwin.
Gonzalez and Blough are high school sweethearts. They married in 2019.
She previously set the national hurdle record in May at the South American Championships.