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Cuba and Brazil have stood up for Latin America at the Olympic Games once again.
The Caribbean country has achieved the best results in Tokyo 2020, whose competitions end this Sunday.
Along with the Brazilians, the Latin American nations remain the most medals win at the Olympics.
But there have also been surprises: Ecuador Y Dominican Republic they have notably improved their performance in Tokyo compared to the past Olympics.
Here we review what happened until this Friday in Tokyo 2020 and how it compares with Rio 2016.
The Cuban delegation has three olympic boxing champions, one of the sports in which the country has historically been a power.
But also the Greco-Roman wrestling brought him another two golds. One was that of Mijaín López, who has won four gold medals in the Olympic Games, establishing himself as one of the best fighters of all time.
Brazil: in the fight
After winning 19 medals at home four years ago, Brazil had a tougher time at Tokyo 2020.
The sailing equipment feminine, Italo Ferreira in the surf, Ana Marcela Cunha in the open water swim and Rebeca Andrade in artistic gymnastics they go like champions.
But he is still in the fight for the lead of the Latin American medal table.
Ecuador: the golden dream
Ecuadorian athletes have had the best result in the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.
Neisi Dajomes Y Tamara salazar they hung the gold and silver in weightlifting, respectively, while Richard Carapaz he is a champion in road cycling.
In Rio 2016, Ecuadorian athletes left empty-handed.
Dominican: covered in silver
The Dominicans have had an outstanding participation in Tokyo 2020.
The mixed 4x400m relay team flew onto the running track and took second place. Marileidy paulino in particular, he hung two medals, as he finished second in his individual 400 m flat event.
In weightlifting, Zacarías Bonnat (silver) and Crismery Santana (bronze) also took the podium.
Venezuela: from the hand of Yulimar Rojas
Setting a new world record, Yulimar Rojas won gold in the women’s triple jump and led Venezuela to climb the Tokyo 2020 medal table.
The South American nation added another two silver medals in weightlifting with July Mayora Y Keydomar Vallenilla. One more silver fell in BMX cycling.
Colombia: win silver, lose gold
Those of Rio 2016 were good Olympic Games for Colombia, as they won three golds.
In Tokyo they have only added four silvers: Anthony Zambrano (athletics), Mariana Pajón (BMX), Sandra Arenas (walking) and Luis Mosquera (weightlifting).
Carlos Ramírez came close to joining the silver club, but ultimately won bronze in BMX.
Mexico: “almost already”
The Tokyo 2020 Games have not been the best for Mexico.
Although the country has four medals, all bronze,sus athletes are has been in fourth placein seven competitions.
The men’s soccer team earned applause by beating host Japan 3-1 and clinching the bronze.
Argentina: loses the golds
Team sports gave Argentina two medals at Tokyo 2020.
The set of hockey took second place in the women’s final, while the “Pumas” took bronze in rugby 7.
In Rio 2016, the Argentines achieved three Olympic championships (judo, men’s hockey and sailing) that they could not endorse in Tokyo 2020.
Puerto Rico: repeat a gold
Puerto Ricans are concluding their participation in Tokyo 2020 with a gold medal, achieved in Rio 2016.
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn was the winner of the 100m hurdles event with a new Olympic record.
Four years ago, the tennis player Mónica Puig was the champion of individual tennis.
11 empty handed
The Latin American nations that have not won any medals at Tokyo 2020 are 11: Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru and Uruguay.
Those same countries left empty-handed at Rio 2016.
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