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Ecuador sees gold rush at Junior Pan American Games

Xinhua
04 Dec 2021, 15:18 GMT+10

CALI, Colombia Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- Ecuador won both the men's and women's 200m sprint events on Friday as the South American country posted its best daily gold medal haul of the Junior Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia.

Anderson Marquinez triumphed in the men's competition with a time of 20.51 seconds while Gabriela Suarez clinched the women's title in 22.96 seconds at the Pascual Guerrero stadium.

Ecuador's other gold medal winners on Friday were Glenda Morejon in the women's 20,000-meter walk, Juleisy Angulo in the women's javelin and the men's 4x100m relay team of Alan Minda, Katriel Angulo, Anderson Marquinez and Steven Salas.

Mexico and Peru both secured three gold medals on the day while Cuba, the United States, Uruguay, Chile and Costa Rica clinched two apiece.

Colombia remains top of the overall medal table with 45 gold, one more than Brazil and seven ahead of third-placed Mexico with two days of competition remaining.

The inaugural Junior Pan American Games features 3,500 athletes from 41 countries aged 17 to 22.

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