Cuban canoeists win eight of a
possible 12 gold medals
demonstrated its dominance in the canoeing event of
the 22nd Central American and Caribbean Games, held
in Veracruz, winning eight gold and four silver
medals, of a total of 12 up for grabs. Mexico
secured three gold, four silver and four bronze
medals; followed by Colombia (1-2-2); Venezuela
(0-2-5); and Guatemala (0-0-1).
Torres (front) won his second medal in the kayak.
Ricardo López Hevia
Cuban Amalia Obregón’s performance must be
highlighted given that she won the C-1 200 meters
(1:02.261 minutes) having only been practicing the
sport for barley one year. It was a tight race with
Mexican Abigail Morales (1:02.464) right on
Obregón’s heels, and third place going to Guatemalan
Clara López (1:05.059).
Reinier Torres and Fidel Vargas also won gold in the
K-2 200 meters with a time of 35.935 seconds, faster
than Venezuelans Antonio Oropeza and José Ramos´
37.271 seconds and Mexicans Jordan Salazar and
Santos Marroquín’s 37.