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O’Garro leaps to top six finish at Junior Pan Am Games

Antigua and Barbuda’s Taeco O’Garro leaped to a sixth place finish with a 15.60 metres jump in the triple jump at the Junior Pan Am Games in Cali, Colombia, over the weekend.

The athlete, following his performance in the event, took to social media to express his gratitude for being able to represent the twin-island state.

Cuba got their first gold medal of the day with Andy Salazar jumping 16.77 metres to win the triple jump.

Meanwhile, Mexico and Cuba both enjoyed additional success as athletics action came to a close.

Mexico won medals in the first two events on the day when Guillermo Ornelas took bronze in the Men’s 110m Hurdles in 14.05 and Cesar Ponce claimed a silver medal in the 3000m Steeplechase in 8:56.65.

Their compatriot, Israel Alvarez, finished fourth in the 800m in 1:50.43 ahead of Dominica’s Dennick Luke, who was fifth in 1:50.79.

The Cubans then got in on the act in the discus where Mario Torres finished second with a throw of 60.77m and Anyel Sampre taking the bronze medal with 57.03m.

Another Caribbean competitor, Jorge Nazario of Puerto Rico, was sixth in 50.72.

Mexico’s Luis Peralta was sixth in the Men’s Pole Vault with 4.80 metres.

There were only two individual female events on the day.

Arian Hernandez of Mexico finished fourth in the 3000m Steeplechase in 10:57.62.

Yaritza Valera then won Cuba’s second gold medal on the day with a 67.47 metres effort to win the Women’s Hammer Throw.

Her teammate Liz Llorente was fourth with 64.34 metres.

In the final athletics event of the Games, the Dominican Republic secured a bronze medal in the Mixed 4x400m Relay in 3:28.28 while Mexico finished fourth in 3:29.52.

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