Gold medalist Daniel Dias of Brazil poses on the podium at the medal ceremony for the Mens 50m Freestyle – S5 Final during day 5 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on September 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

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.


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