Rhythmic gymnast Rut Castillo claimed Mexico’s 100th gold medal of the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla in Colombia, as the nation continues to dominate.
The Mexicans won 12 more golds today across seven different sports, on what was day 12 of the competition.
Five of their 12 golds today came in the rhythmic gymnastics, where Castillo claimed the country’s momentous 100th gold medal at the Puerta de Oro Centre.
Marina Malpica Ramirez was the first to win gold, in the hoop class.
She finished ahead of her compatriot Castillo with a score of 15.700.
Ramirez then went and took the gold in the second final as well, which also featured a Mexican one-two.
Ramirez scored 15.8000 in the ball final to take her second gold of the day.
Ledia Juarez Aladro finished second after scoring 14.700.
The third gold came in the five-hoop final, where the Mexican team saw off the challenge of Cuba and Venezuela respectively to take another gold with 19.350 points.
Castillo them won Mexico’s 100th gold in the clubs category, scoring 15.100 points, before she took her second and Mexico’s 101st gold in the ribbon final, scoring 13.000 points.
Mexico also took the title in the women’s football by beating Costa Rica 3-1 at the Estadio Moderno.
Goals from Katherine Alvarado, Vaitiare Robles and Katlyn Johnson sealed the win.
Venezuela took the bronze in that competition by beating Trinidad and Tobago 1-0.
Mexico took another gold in badminton where their mixed doubles pair beat Cuba in the final 3-2, while the country also took the top prize in the women’s team technical final of the synchronised swimming and the women’s doubles tennis final, where Fernanda Contreras and Guiliana Olmos beat Mariana Duque and Maria Camila Osorio from Colombia.
Other Mexicans golds came in judo and athletics.
Edna Carrillo in the judo won the 48 kilograms category, while Jesús López took men's 800 metres gold in the athletics stadium, with a time of 1min, 45.2sec.
The day’s results mean Mexico continue to sit well ahead at the top of the medals table, with 104 golds, 89 silvers and 63 bronze medals.
The hosts Colombia sit second, who won another five golds themselves today.
In total they have 55 gold medals, 60 silvers and 69 bronzes.
The competition continues tomorrow.