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
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.