JCC San Salvador 2023: Mexico wins gold in the 4x100 mixed medley relay
Mexico was the great winner of the night, after achieving three gold medals in total in the 4×100 mixed relay, the 50 meter backstroke in the women's branch and the 4×200 freestyle relay, in which they set a new Games record with a time of 7:22.94.
In the first of the three competitions, the Aztec quartet made up of Athenas Meneses, Miranda Grana, Miguel de Lara and Jorge Iga he achieved a time of 3:52.99.
The silver medal went to the Colombians with 3:59.02 and the bronze to Venezuela with 4:01.31.
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The Mexicans dominated from the beginning of the test over the other seven teams, although they failed to surpass the record of 3:49:61 that they obtained in Barranquilla, Colombia in 2018.
However, it was a very relevant performance the one that got the gold medal for Mexico.
In addition to Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela, Costa Rica, Panama, Bermuda, the Dominican Republic and Cuba participated.
In the pool of the Ciudad Merliot Aquatic Complex, the Mexican 4×200 team, made up of José Cano, Andrés Dupont, Héctor Ruvalcaba and Jorge Igaalso achieved gold, with a record time of 7:22.94 in a close competition in which they beat Venezuela and Colombia.
The other individual gold medal for Mexico was obtained by Tayde Sansores with 28.59 seconds in the 50 meter backstroke.
Also, the Mexican Byanca Rodriguez He won a flat medal in the 100-meter breaststroke.
— Mexican Olympic Committee (@COM_Mexico) June 25, 2023
For his part, the Guatemalan swimmer Eric Gordillowho competed for Caribe Sports and not for his country, obtained first place in the men's 200-meter butterfly with a time of 1:58.41.
The silver went to the Puerto Rican Yeziel Morales with 1:59.05 and the bronze to the Mexican Héctor Ruvalcaba with 1:59.59.
Since October 2022, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has maintained a sanction against the Committee of Guatemala for breach of the Olympic Charter.
As a consequence, Guatemalan athletes compete with Caribbean Sports Center, entity in charge of the realization of the Games, and the anthem of his country does not sound in case of getting the first place.
In an interview with EFE after winning first place, Gordillo assured that “Yes, it is a bit sad not to have "the shield on the chest of the uniform", but he assured that despite that "I carry it in my heart and I know that all my people are with you and that medal is for all of them."
Colombia was the second most awarded country in the pool with two golds. One of them was from Karen Durango, who did 4:15.56 in the women's 400 freestyle.
The other came on account of Stefania Gomez in the 100 meter breaststroke.
In the men's 100-meter freestyle, the Trinidadian Dylan Carter he broke the Central American record -which he set himself five years ago in Barranquilla- with a time of 48.49 seconds.
(With information from EFE and Aristegui News)
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