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Havana.  November 17, 2014

The pulse of the Games

VERACRUZ.— At the end of the first week of the 22nd Central American and Caribbean Games, being held across cities in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, the host country is currently leading the medals chart, superseding Cuba by 11 gold medals.

Mexico, in addition to competing at home and with the advantage that Cuba will not be participating in 108 of the competition events, has already secured 23 gold medals, almost half of which were won in taekwondo (six out of a possible eight) and the triathlon (five).

In the pool, the hosts have won a total of seven, two gold medals in swimming and another two in synchronized swimming, while at the Tuxpan aquatic center they secured another three, following Cuba who won four at the site.

Today Cuba will compete in 25 of 31 finals, with its best chances in two of the four taekwondo events, four shooting and the modern pentathlon finals. All eyes will be on the Cubans competing in the four cycling finals at the Xala­pa velodrome, with special attention being paid to Arelnis Sierra in the scratch race.

So far, and despite the host country’s advantage, Cuba is performing as predicted.

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