What place does Archery occupy among the sports that gave Mexico the Olympic medal?

Ana Valencia and Luis Álvarez gave Mexico its first medal at the Tokyo Olympics and with it Archery climbed positions in the disciplines that have given the country the most medals

Mexico added its first medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. They were Ana Valencia and Luis Álvarez who won bronze in the Mixed Team Archery at dawn this Saturday at the Yumenoshima final field.

With this, this discipline added its third medal, since it obtained two in the London 2012 edition in Women’s Singles. A silver with Aida Román and a bronze with Mariana Avitia, who touched the Olympic glory in this fair.

However, they are still far from being the discipline that contributes the most medals in the history of Olympism in Mexico. Since they are very far from Diving, Boxing and Athletics, which have given the most medals to the country.

First are the Clavados, who have harvested 14 metals throughout history. The name that immediately rings out is Joaquín Capilla, who is the highest medal winner in the history of the Mexican delegation, since it added four medals, two bronze, one silver and one gold, which it reached in Melbourne in 1956 on a 10 meter platform.

Then, Germán Sánchez and Paola Espinosa are the ones who have the most in this discipline, with two respectively.

The sport that follows is Boxing, a discipline that has given much joy to the Mexican fans, both professionally and amateurism. In total there are 13 medals that accumulate over the years, where Ricardo Delgado obtained the first gold in Flyweight in Mexico 68.

Meanwhile, the third discipline that contributes the most medals is Athletics, with 11 metals in all the editions that Mexico has participated. It is Raúl González who has the most medals in this discipline, with two, one gold and one silver, which he achieved in 50 and 20 kilometers, respectively, in Los Angeles 84.

Then there is Taekwondo (7), Equestrian (7), Weightlifting (3), Archery (3, counting this edition), Swimming (2), Cycling (2), Polo, (2), Soccer (1) , Fencing (1), Fighting (1), Shooting (1), Basketball (1) and Modern Pentathlon (1).