Baja California on the brink of breaking National Olympic record

First state to not only reach but also exceed 200 gold medals

ENSENADA, BC. - Baja California-the host state-has been for two weeks at the top of the medal count in the Mexican National Olympics 2013 with a total of 204 national titles this weekend, and has become the first state to not only reach but also exceed 200 gold medals in this year’s competition.

At the start of the Sunday morning session of competition, the locals began the day with 196 national titles, following the finals in track and field and the finals for the Artistic Gymnastics All Around competition, a discipline in which Rodrigo Montalvo became the figure who reached medal number 200 for the state of Baja California.

Also on Sunday, in Aguascalientes three more titles were obtained by Uxmal Ortiz, Sabrinna Ibarra and Anel Felix in the discipline of Taekwondo. The three were crowned champions in the Under 17 and Under 20 category.

The sports that have contributed this year to the large amount of medals are fencing with 35 gold’s, Archery with 34, and canoeing with 21 medals which this year became a big surprise that has taken off after the first medal was won back in 2009.

Baja California is now just three gold medals away from reaching the 207 mark, which was the state’s best mark in 2011 in Yucatan and the State of Mexico.



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