Cuba Now Third in Pan Am Games Medals

Gold medalist Yipsi Moreno (hammer throw). Photo: adelante.cu

HAVANA TIMES, Oct. 26 — With only five days to go in the 2011 Guadalajara Pan American Games Cuba has now climbed into third place in the medal standings and is bearing down on second, now held by the South American giant, Brazil.

As expected the USA is far out in front in first place.

Athletics, one of the areas where the Cubans excel will provide 31 gold medals on Wednesday-Friday, and Boxing another top Cuban sport, issues 13 gold medals on Friday and Saturday.

Medal Standings through Oct. 25th

Pos. Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 66 61 49 176
2 Brazil 29 20 32 81
3 Cuba 25 17 21 63
4 Canada 21 25 29 75
5 Mexico 20 20 28 68
6 Argentina 15 8 19 42
7 Colombia 11 15 25 51
8 Venezuela 9 20 20 49
9 Dominican Rep. 5 2 12 19
10 Guatemala 5 2 3 10
11 Puerto Rico 4 5 2 11
12 Chile 2 11 13 26
13 Ecuador 1 3 7 11
14 Jamaica 1 2 1 4
15 Caimán Islands 1 1 1 3
16 Dutch Antilles 1 0 0 1
17 Peru 0 1 3 4
18 Trinidad y Tobago 0 1 2 3
19 El Salvador 0 1 0 1
20 Saint Kitts & Nevis 0 1 0 1
21 Barbados 0 0 2 2

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