Mexican Sharpshooters Strike Gold, Silver, and Bronze

Mexico's shooting team excels in Buenos Aires. They won gold in the women's team air rifle, with Goretti Zumaya narrowly missing an Olympic spot. Edson Ramírez took silver in the men's individual, and the men's team earned bronze.

Mexican Sharpshooters Strike Gold, Silver, and Bronze
The Mexican shooting team dominates at the Americas Championship, wins gold, silver, and bronze in air rifle events. Credit: CONADE

The harvest of medals continues for the Mexican delegation in the Americas Sports Shooting Championship that takes place in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the rifle and pistol modality, after this Friday gold, silver and bronze were added in the rifle events of air 10 meters.

Goretti Alejandra Zumaya Flores, Elizabeth Engracia Nieves Coronado and Andrea Palafox López, positioned themselves as the best on the continent after achieving first place for the women's team with a total of 1861.3 units, surpassing the Argentine Salma Antorena, Lola Sánchez and Fernanda Russo, who accumulated 1861.0.

In the women's individual, Goretti Zumaya closed in fourth place with a record of 204.2, staying very close to obtaining the Olympic place, which ended up in the hands of the Cuban Lisbeth Hernández, by achieving third place with 225.4 points; The Americans Sagen Maddalena and Alison Weisz, already classified, obtained the first two places.

The Olympian in Tokyo 2020, Edson Ismael Ramírez Ramos, won the silver medal in the men's individual category with a mark of 248.8, close to the Argentine Marcelo Gutiérrez, who was proclaimed champion with 249.5, while the American Timothy Sherry totaled 227.9.

Edson Ramírez, along with Carlos Quezada Márquez and Carlos Fabián Quintero Pérez, rose to third place on the podium in the men's team, a test in which the United States and Argentina took first place.

The 10-meter air rifle competitions will continue this Saturday, April 6, with the mixed team test, where Mexico will compete with two teams made up of Goretti Zumaya – Edson Ramírez and Andrea Palafox – Carlos Quezada.