The Dominican Republic has accumulated 69 medals in the Central American and Caribbean Games, placing sixth in the competition.
With five days left for the end of the regional event in this country, Santo Domingo (sub-venue of the Games) has the possibility of adding more medals to the harvest of 10 gold, 24 silver and 35 bronze.
For several days the country remained sixth in the medal table, but the day before it dropped and ceded that position to the delegation of Guatemala, which competes under the flag of Centro Caribe Sport and has 10 gold medals. Once again, it climbed to sixth place.
On the ninth day of competition, second place medals were won in diving, skeet shooting and men’s volleyball, while the men’s and women’s basketball and skeet shooting teams won bronze.
In diving, Dominican athlete Jonathan Ruvalcaba obtained his second silver medal, this time in the three-meter springboard with a score of 421.60, surpassed by Mexico’s Diego García (428.10). On Saturday, he won first in the one-meter springboard finals.
Men’s volleyball gave the team second place, falling to Cuba 3-0, with scores of 25-17, 25-17, 25-22.
Meanwhile, the men’s and women’s basketball teams won bronze medals with a 21-19 victory over Mexico and a 21-12 win over Colombia.
Mexico 21-19 and Colombia 21-12; in this way, the girls repeated their performance in Barranquilla 2018.
In skeet shooting, a sport competed in Santo Domingo, the silver medal went to the representation of the host country, made up of Máximo Tavarez, who was the best shooter of the day with 73 broken targets, as well as Félix Hermida (69) and Julio E. Dujarric (67).