By NAN Sports Editor
News Americas, RIO, Brazil, Fri. Sept. 16, 2016: The Caribbean and Latin America’s medal count at the 2016 Paralympics stood at 96 as of Thursday, September 15, 2016.
Host’s Brazil continues to lead the entire region on the medal count table with a whopping 53 medals.
Mexico and Colombia have tied for second place but are way behind with 12 medals each while Cuba is third with 11 medals.
Argentina and Venezuela have 4 medals a piece while Trinidad & Tobago rounds out the medal count for the region with one.
The gold medalists to date are as follows:
Yanina Andrea Martinez – Argentina
Carlos Zarate Serrano – Colombia
Mauricio Valencia – Colombia
Angeles Hernandez Ortiz – Mexico
Eduardo Adrian Avila Sanchez – Mexico
Amalia Perez – Mexico
Lenia Fabiola Alvarez Ruvalcaba – Mexico
Ricardo De Oliveira Costa – Brazil
Daniel Dias – Brazil
Daniel Martins – Brazil
Claudiney Batista Dos Santos – Brazil
Shirlene Coelho – Brazil
Petrucio Ferreira Dos Santos – Brazil
Alessandro Rodrigo Silva – Brazil
Omara Durand – Cuba
Dalidaivis Rodriguez – Cuba
Akeem Stewart – Trinidad & Tobago
China leads the world’s medal counts with a whopping 191 medals, 84 of which are gold. They are followed by Great Britain with 108 and Ukraine with 92. The US is at fourth on the world’s medals count table with 89.