Thursday found Cuba anchored in the fifth place of the medal table of the First Junior Pan American Games Cali 2021 after boxing, wrestling, athletics and table tennis won 10 gold, two silver and two bronze medals Wednesday.
With the presence of 11 Cubans in competition, seven women and four men, athletics begins today at the First Junior Pan American Games hosted by Cali, Colombia.
They say that Cuban female weightlifters did not want to leave the First Junior Pan American Games without climbing onto the podium, and one of them reached that goal at the first opportunity: Elizabeth Caridad Reyes Entenza (87 kg), who won the bronze medal Sunday at the Ramon Elias Lopez Coliseum, in the Colombian municipality of Palmira.
Cuba once again paraded through the Pascual Guerrero Olympic Stadium in this city. Fifty years ago it was fighting to reach the top of the 6th Pan American Games. Today it competes to conquer new successes in the 1st Junior Pan American Games. Two different times, two different generations, but a clear common goal in the revolutionary sport.
Cubans will compete today in 11 sports, with medal options in diving, swimming and triathlon, as well as taekwondo, cycling, canoeing, judo and shooting, at the First Junior Pan American Games, in Colombia, where Cuba leads the medal table.
Cuba took the gold on Thursday at the mixed diving team competition which place the island as leader of the medal board of the ongoing meet in Colombia.
The Cuban divers could win their country’s first medal today, on the third day of the I Junior Pan American Games Cali 2021.