On the last day of activities at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, the Mexican delegation added another medal thanks to the performance of Rosa Carolina Castro
Rosa Carolina Castro closed the participation of the Mexican delegation in the Paralympic Games with a bronze medal in the F38 discus throw. The Aztec athlete had a mark of 33.73 to hang the medal and obtain a place on the podium.
Castro Castro made a Paralympic record and was only behind the Chinese Yingli Li and Na Mi, who placed second and first, respectively and that they barely beat the Mexican with their pitches.
With this bronze medal, Mexico’s participation in one more edition of the Games culminated, where 22 metals were achieved, seven gold, three silver and 13 bronze., for which the mark of Rio 2016 was surpassed where only 15 medals were achieved.
Similarly, the London 2012 mark was surpassed, where there were 21 medals with six golds, four silver and seven bronzes.
On the other hand, Jorge Benjamín González closed the T13 long jump final in fifth place, while Francisco Alejandro Pedroza fell to the Russian Zainutdin Ataev in the Taekwondo fight for the bronze medal in the men’s individual K44 of +75 kilograms.
Also in Taekwondo, Daniela Andrea Martínez stayed in the repechage of the quarterfinals when she lost to Iranian Rayeheh Shahab in the K44 women’s individual of +58 kilograms.
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The repechage of 1/4 final of the category +58 Kg ends. Daniela Martínez finishes 10-17 and with that, concludes her participation in # Tokyo2020.
– Mexican Paralympic Committee (@COPAME) September 4, 2021