Mexican Athlete Makes Parapan American Record with Gold Medal Win

Mexico City.- On a day where Mexico surpassed 100 medals, the tricolor Juan Pablo Cervantes García became champion in the 100 meters event and a Parapan American record with a time of 13.80 seconds at the Santiago 2023 Parapan American Games.

The Mexican broke his own mark, which he held since Lima 2019 with 14.17 seconds and also holds the record for the Americas in this test with a time of 13.85 seconds, which he achieved in Tokyo 2021.

Juan Pablo wins two gold medals in Santiago 2023, in 100 and 400 meters T54. This Saturday he will compete in his last event in the 4×100 relay, at the National Stadium.

Another notable gold medal of the day was that of Mexican swimmer Matilde Alcazar, who took the title in the 400 meter freestyle S11 with a time of 5:37.31 minutes, on the last day of the para swimming. Matilde achieved 2 golds, 2 silvers and 2 bronzes in this continental event to finish her performance.

Mexico exceeded 100 medals and currently has a harvest of 26 gold, 41 silver, 43 bronze for a total of 110 metals. Brazil dominates the medal table, followed by Colombia and the United States, who is above the country with 18 more golds.

On Saturday the activity continues with soccer for the blind, boccia, athletics, badminton, taekwondo, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tennis. And on Sunday the 26th, the continental competition that also awarded passes to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games will close.

2023-11-25 04:17:17
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