Mexico monopolizes rhythmic gymnastics titles in Central America | News

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Mexico won the six titles in dispute on the last day of rhythmic gymnastics at the Central American and Caribbean Games in San Salvador, led by the Pan-American champion Marina Malpica, the highest accumulator of this Central Caribbean competition, the Olympic Committee of the Central American country.


Mexico dominates the Central American and Caribbean Games

The sports entity reported that in the fair, which took place at the Ciudad Merliot Sports Center, in the department of Libertad, the Mexican delegation met their expectations, crowning several members of their team.

The first gold medal came after the final of the 5-ring test, in which the Mexican athletes declared themselves the winners with a total of 30,300 points, to leave Colombia with the silver, with 25,700 points, and Venezuela with the bronze metal with 25,400.

Then, Malpica climbed to the top of the podium in the hoops competition, in which she accumulated 31,700 points, displacing her compatriot Karla Díaz to second place (29,550 points) and Colombian Lina Dussan to third place (27,500 points).

The gymnast prevailed again in ball, beating her compatriot Ledia Juárez and the Colombian Oriana Vinas. Likewise, she added her third gold of the day and fifth for her national team by winning in the ribbon modality, with 27,850 points, ahead of Juárez (26,600) and the Cuban Gretel Mendoza (26,500 points).

"I feel very happy with the result, I take five golds and one silver, and the truth is that I am satisfied with what I did", declared the athlete to the accredited press in the fair.

The Mexican team also obtained another gold medal in the mixed test of ribbons and balls, for a total of 28,350 points, leaving the Venezuelan team in silver (24,450) and Colombia in bronze (20,700).

It also transpired that the Mexican Juárez was crowned champion in maces with 29,050 points, this time surpassing Malpica (27,900) and the Colombian Dussan (27,900).

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