Mexico won three gold medals by Jonathan Muñoz and Ana López at the Pan-American Weightlifting Championships, held in the Guatemalan capital. In the category of 67 kilograms, Muñoz won two gold medals with 170 kilos in clean and then in total with 304. While Lopez, in the division of 55 kilos, obtained gold in the boot mode with 92 kilos. She then monopolized the bronze in total with 202.
In this way, both competitors added three gold medals on the day of this Wednesday. In addition, Muñoz reached a silver start mode with 134 kilos. While Lopez was covered with bronze in the total, with 202. At the end of the competition, the first start was for the Colombian José Osorio (135 kg), and the third was the American Jordan Derek Wissinger (130). The second place went to Osorio (166) and in third, the Peruvian Luis Bardalez finished (161). In total, the Colombian was second (295), followed by local Edgar Pineda (291).
Regarding the division of 55 kilos; in the start, Colombian Yenny Sinisterra was second with 91 and third American Jourdan de la Cruz 91. De la Cruz was first with 116, the Ecuadorian Alexandra Escobar second with 113, and the Colombian Sinisterra, third with 110. To finish, in total, the American De la Cruz won gold with 207 and the Ecuadorian Escobar silver with 203 kilos.
Mexico will compete with world champions in Pan American Weightlifting
Mexico will be presented with world-class competitors in the Pan-American Weightlifting Championships, to be held in Guatemala, with the mission of getting heat and points for the 2019 Pan-American Games. The president of the Mexican Federation of the discipline, Antonio Rosalio Alvarado, mentioned that the national representation performs a preparation camp in the Mexican Olympic Sports Center (CDOM) to arrive in good condition at the regional fair.
He mentioned that among the experienced halters are Jennifer Cantú, Alejandra Garza, Quisia Guicho, and Jose Lino Montes, who are shaping up to be among the medalists. Jennifer Cantú took the gold in the China World Cup and was also in a concentration in that country for a month, as well as Alejandra Garza, Olympic in Rio 2016, Quisia Guicho, a monarch in Barranquilla 2018. Besides Aremi Fuentes, who is a Pan-American medalist of Toronto 2015, and Lino Montes, sixth place in London 2012.
"We have a homogenous selection, with people of experience and youth. It is a strong team with broad aspirations of the podium, "said the sports director.
He affirmed that the national representation is made up of 24 competitors, some of whom are just beginning their international career, but with a high level of competitiveness, such as Ana Gabriela López and Yessica Hernández, Olympic youth medalist in Buenos Aires 2018. The Pan-American competition is scheduled for 20 to the 28 of this month in Guatemala.