Source: Xinhua

08-19-2008 09:21

Special Report:   2008 Beijing Olympic Games

PANAMA CITY, August 18 (Xinhua) -- Panamanians celebrated excited on Monday the gold medal Irving Saladino won in long jump with 8.34m at the Olympic Games of Beijing, since this was the first gold Panama ever won at the Olympics.

Irving Jahir Saladino Aranda of Panama competes during the men's long jump final at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, during Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 18, 2008. Irving Jahir Saladino Aranda won the gold. (Xinhua Photo)
Irving Jahir Saladino Aranda of Panama 
competes during the men's long jump final 
at the National Stadium, also known as the 
Bird's Nest, during Beijing 2008 Olympic 
Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 18, 2008. 
Irving Jahir Saladino Aranda won the gold. 
(Xinhua Photo)

Panamanian media broadcasted live the competition and Panamanian people stopped activities to watch Saladino's performance.