San Juan, Jul 9 (EFE).- The president of the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee (Copur), Sara Rosario, said she was “happy” and “more than proud” of the delegation that won 25 gold medals in the recently concluded Games Central American and Caribbean (JCC) of San Salvador.
In a post on her Facebook account, Rosario recognized all the athletes who went to the Central American country to “give everything” for Puerto Rico and for having exceeded the goal of obtaining at least 20 gold medals in the Central American competition and that they obtained in the past Barranquilla 2018 games.
Puerto Rico finished with 96 medals, four less than Copur’s goal, divided into 25 gold, 27 silver and 44 bronze, the sixth best total among the countries participating in the competition.
“Winning 25 gold medals is something that we had not achieved in previous Games for a long time, under normal conditions (without hosting and with all the countries competing),” Rosario highlighted.
The 25 gold medals are the most won by Puerto Rico in JCC since 1990, except in Mayagüez 2010, when they won 48.
Fifteen of the 25 gold medals were won by women, which Rosario highlighted that “women’s sport continues to go from strength to strength and without any brakes.”
The next Games will be in the summer of 2026 in Santo Domingo, “to where we are already with our sights set,” Rosario said.
“There are many antics to do and data to look for around these Games, for which we need a few days, but from now on I promise to publish something on Tuesday the 11th at night, so everyone is pending,” he said.
“Once again, the commitment of all the federations was demonstrated, who have shown that despite so many obstacles and difficulties that some put us in the way, we continue to be victorious, raising the name of Puerto Rico and looking fixedly to the future,” he said. .