Caribbean, Latin America Bag 133 Medals At 2016 Paralympics

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Gold medalist Akeem Stewart of Trinidad and Tobago was the lone gold medalist for the English-speaking Caribbean at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images)
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Gold medalist Akeem Stewart of Trinidad and Tobago was the lone gold medalist for the English-speaking Caribbean at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images)

By NAN Sports Editor

News Americas, RIO, Brazil, Mon. Sept. 19, 2016: The Caribbean and Latin America finished with a whopping 133 medals in total as the curtains came down last night on the 2016 Paralympics.

Host Brazil led the entire region with a whopping 72 medals, 14 of which were gold medals while there were 29 silver and 29 bronze medals, respectively.

Colombia finished in second place with 17 medals but only two were gold while five were silver and 10 bronze.

Cuba and Mexico tied for the third spot on the Caribbean and Latin America medal count with 15 medals apiece. Cuba, however, secured the second most gold medals in the region with while they also had one silver and six bronze.

Argentina was further down the table at fourth with five medals – 1 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze.

While Mexico and Venezuela tied for fifth with 4 medals each. Mexico finished with gold medals, two silver and nine bronze while Venezuela had 3 silver and 3 bronze medals. Trinidad & Tobago rounded out the medal count for the region with three. T&T secured one gold, one silver and one bronze to finish in sixth place.

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China finished on top with the most medals – a whopping 238 medals, 107 of which were gold. They were followed by Great Britain with 147 and Ukraine with 117. The US finished fourth with 115.