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Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago scored the twin island Republic’s only medal during the Men’s Javelin Throw Final on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By NAN Sports Editor

News Americas, RIO, Brazil, Sun. Aug. 21, 2016: The Caribbean region’s medal total at the 31st Olympiad in Rio, Brazil jumped to 28 Saturday, a day before the curtains come down on the Summer Games.

Jamaica and Cuba are now tied for the most medals of any Caribbean nation – 11 medals apiece. But Jamaica has one more gold medal than Cuba – coming in at 6 to date with Usain Bolt of course claiming three of those gold medals – while Cuba has 5.

The Bahamas now has increased its medal count to two while other Caribbean nations medaling have one apiece. They are: Trinidad & Tobago, The Dominican Republic, Grenada and Puerto Rico.

Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago scored the twin island Republic’s only medal – a bronze – during the Men’s Javelin Throw Final on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Latin America Medal Count

Meanwhile, Latin America’s medal count marched forward to a total of 38 medals as of last night, August 20, 2016.

Olympic host nation Brazil leads with18 while Colombia has 8, Mexico 5, Argentina 4 and Venezuela 3.

 

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