Puerto Rico women’s basketball team qualifies for the 2020 Olympics for the first time.

Puerto Rico women's basketball team qualifies for the 2020 Olympics for the first time.

Elena Villalvazo, Reporter

On Sunday February 9,2020 Puerto Rico’s women’s basketball team qualified for the OlympicGames for the first time, according to the International Basketball Federation.

Although Puerto Rico lost to France 89-51 in its last match at the qualifying tournament in Bourges, France, on Sunday, Brazil was eliminated by Australia, guaranteeing Puerto Rico’s first qualifier victory. It’s a big win for Puerto Rico, which has been beset by a slew of bad headlines recently, from a continuing series of earthquakes  to news that badly needed Hurricane Maria relief supplies had been in a warehouse since the hurricane hit the island more than two years ago.