Mexico is champion of the Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador 2023

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The Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador 2023 concluded this Saturday with Mexico at the top of the medal table, with 145 gold medals108 silver and 100 bronze, for a total of 353, his best mark since Mayagüez 2010, when he achieved 384.

The Mexican delegation also registered its largest number of gold medals in the history of the Central Caribbean tournament. In second place was, at a considerable distance, Colombia, with 244 metals in total and third was Cuba with 196.

The record of the North American country occurred amid controversial statements by the head of the National Sports Commission of Mexico, Ana Gabriela Guevarawho assured days ago that the Central Americans and the Caribbean are a “filler competition”.

Cycling, Karate and Canoeing

The day of this Saturday began with the victories of the delegations of Mexico and Colombia in mountain biking.

Daniela Campuzano he took gold in the women's category easily by stopping the timer in one hour, 20 minutes and 8 seconds, while the men's gold was won by Colombian Jhonnatan Botero with a time of one hour, 16 minutes and 51 seconds.

The Dominican Republic and Venezuela won the last disputed gold medals in karate within the JCC.

Meanwhile, in the Santo Domingo sub-venue -which is already preparing to host the 2026 JCC- the Mexicans Brenda Gutierrez and Jose Eguia they won close sprint duels to win gold medals in the finals that closed the canoeing competition.

The last gold of San Salvador 2023, which will conclude after starting on June 23, was won by the Dominican Republic after beating Puerto Rico in three sets.

closing ceremony

The closing ceremony, in which, as happened at the inauguration, it is unknown if it will have the presence of President Nayib Bukele, will be held at 7:00 p.m., central Mexico time, at the Héroes y Mártires Stadium in the University of El Salvador.

The Central American country, which hosted thousands of athletes from 37 sports with a total of 53 disciplines, will officially hand over the baton to Dominican Republic after organizing Games against the clock -Panama declined to host in 2020 after the covid-19 pandemic and the Salvadoran capital achieved the designation in 2021- and under a permanent security operation with police and military.

(With information from EFE)

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