Mexican Athletes Shine at the Santiago 2023 Parapan American Games

Santiago, Chile.- Mexican Osiris Machado won the Parapan American title in the F64 discus throw and broke the world record at the Santiago 2023 Games.

With a mark of 41.16, the tricolor athlete won the gold medal and beat the mark that belonged to the Pole (39.26) since November 27 of last year, which she achieved in Vila Real de Santo Anto. Americans Jessica Lynn Heims and Alicia Rose Guerrero completed the podium.

The outstanding Daniela Velasco won gold in the 400 meters T12 with a time of 1:02.39 minutes. Meanwhile, the flag bearer of the Mexican delegation, Fernanda Vargas, defeated the Brazilian Debora Bezerra in the +65 kilograms category.

In para badminton, the Mexican para athlete Maximiliano Ávila made history by achieving the first medal in this discipline in the Parapan American Games with a silver medal.

One day before the closing of the continental competition, Mexico remained in fourth place in the medal table with 29 gold, 46 silver and 50 bronze for a total of 125, although it failed to endorse third place in Lima 2019. Brazil, the United States and Colombia They are in the first three places in the competition, which distributed tickets to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

This Sunday, Mexico is still active in track cycling, where it could add more medals, however, there will not be enough for third place because 17 gold medals separate it from Colombia.

2023-11-26 04:55:11
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