In an exhilarating display of speed and teamwork at the Pan American Games, Cuba’s female sprinters claimed gold in the 4x100m relay, marking a historic victory on Thursday.
Historic Win for Cuban Quartet
For the first time since 1967, Cuba soared to the top of the podium in the women’s 4x100m relay event. The Cuban team clocked in an impressive 43.72 seconds at the National Stadium, leaving the audience in awe of their achievement.
Yurisleidy García, fresh off her 100m gold medal win at the games, spearheaded a formidable team which included Laura Moreira, Enis Pérez, and Yarima García. Their collective effort has written a new chapter in Cuba’s athletics history.
Chile Captures Silver to Home Crowd Delight
In a close second, the Chilean relay team, led by Martina Weil — the daughter of Colombian Olympic medalist Ximena Restrepo — took home the silver. Their finish time of 44.19 seconds electrified the over 25,000 local fans present, adding to Weil’s gold from Wednesday’s 400m event.
Bronze for the Dominican Republic
The bronze medal was clinched by the Dominican Republic, with a time of 44.32 seconds.
Despite Marileidy Paulino’s recent win in the 200m event, the renowned 400m world champion and the pride of Latin American athletics in Santiago, could not carry her team to victory in the relay.
Paulino will leave the Santiago-2023 games with a commendable collection of medals: golds in the 200m and the mixed 4x400m relay, and a bronze in the women’s 4x100m relay.Cuba Develops Rapid Test for Dengue Fever Detection
This concludes a thrilling chapter of athletic excellence at the Pan American Games, with Cuba’s ladies shining bright, Chile’s Weil continuing her family’s legacy, and Paulino demonstrating the grace of a champion across multiple events.