The Mexican athlete Fidencio González returned to the Cuban Leuris Pupo the bronze medal that the Organizing Committee of the Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador 2023 awarded him by regulation in the Sport Shooting event. The rule, according to the organizers, indicates that a country that wins the first three places in a competition will cede third place to the next.
Cuban Jorge Álvarez won the gold medal after obtaining 28 points, the silver medal was obtained by Jorge Grau with 25 and the bronze medal was won by Leuris Pupo with 22. Meanwhile, the Mexican added 17 points. As part of the protocol act, González received the medal, and deservedly returned it to its winner, the athlete from the Island.
The action has been highlighted as an act of fairplay, but in reality, what happens is that the rules of the contest are confusing, have caused controversy and have involved the awarding of athletes from Cuba and Mexico. The rules, which had to be clear, as he could verify 14ymedioare not public, at least not on the pages of Caribe Sports and San Salvador 2023 that were consulted.
The Cuban Jorge Álvarez won the gold medal after obtaining 28 points, the silver medal was obtained by Jorge Grau with 25
You only have access to the competition manuals on the website. None of these talks about the topic mentioned by the staff of the Organizing Committee.
“A country can only aspire to the two best results” in a discipline at the Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador 2023. That was the argument given to the Mexican Alejandra Cervantes who won the bronze medal in the 10-meter pistol event female individual air.
The explanation was classified as absurd by Cuban athlete Laina Pérez when they informed him that he would receive the bronze medal. Before the commissioners of the event, she received the medal and then returned it to Cervantes, according to the images broadcast on social networks that record the moment. “Whoever made the regulations was not an athlete and if he was, he already forgot,” he said.
Cuban Leuris Pupo will return home with the bronze medal. A title that he will not tell you in the individual ones, since the name of the Aztec athlete will appear. In the registry by country, the Island loses a medal.
For her part, the name Laina Pérez will appear as the winner of the bronze medal in the Central Americans, although the medal has been returned to the Aztec athlete Alejandra Cervantes.
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