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Anahuac Lions make history along with Mexico in the Lima 2019 Pan American Games

23 August 2019 / 17:16 hrs
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Our athletes had an outstanding participation as part of the Mexican delegation, winning 18 medals: 5 gold, 5 silver, and 8 bronze medals.

All the dreams after years of dedication, sacrifice, sweat, and commitment can fit in a suitcase. They have given up time with their families, and friends. They are 47 Anahuac Lions; men and women who were part of the Mexican delegation in the 2019 Pan American Games that wrote the name of Mexico in the history.

During the Lima 2019 Pan American Games -from July 26th to August 11th, our Anahuac Lions gained 18 medals: 5 gold, 5 silver, and 8 bronze, from a total of 136 medals for the entire Mexican delegation: 37 gold, 36 silver, and 63 bronze medals.

The historic participation of our Anahuac Lions and Mexico meant our country was among the first three places in the medal standings, only behind the United States and Brazil, and better than great powers such as Canada and Cuba.

Our Anahuac Lions medalists in Lima were:

Gold Medal
Taekwondo Poomsae: Paula Fregoso Arellano
Combat Taekwondo: Daniela Souza Naranjo
Modern Pentathlon: Mariana Arce (gained her pass to the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, 2020)
Taekwondo Poomsae: Leonardo Juárez Rodríguez
Team Modern Pentathlon: Duilio Jared Carrillo González

Silver Medal
Combat Taekwondo: Brandon Plaza Hernández
Mixed Doubles Squash: Diana García Fierro
Duet - Free Routine Artistic Swimming: Nuria Diosdado García (attended the Olympics three times in a row and a pass to the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, 2020)
Team - Free Routine Artistic Swimming: Nuria Diosdado García, Ana Karen Soto Lara, and Amaya Velázquez Bejarano
Karate: Alicia Hernández

Bronze Medal
Team Squash; Diana García Fierro
Combat Taekwondo: Carlos Sansores Acevedo
Boxing: Brianda Tamara Cruz Sandoval
Cycling Track: Jessica Bonilla Escapite
Rhythmic Gymnastics Karla Díaz Arnal
Judo: Edna Carrillo
Women’s Foil Team Melissa Rebolledo
Karate: Xhunanshi Caballero


The Lions representing Mexico and the Anahuac competed in the following disciplines: athletics, badminton, boxing, cycling, gymnastics, hockey, judo, karate, wrestling, modern pentathlon, rowing, rugby, squash, taekwondo, fencing, football, and Paralympic swimming.

The suitcases are back and full of medals, with intact dreams eager to be back at the top of the podium, and with the hope of continuing working to represent the Anahuac and Mexico in the next Olympic Games of Tokyo, Japan.

Congratulations to the entire Mexican delegation, especially our Anahuac Lions, the pride of Mexico to the world.

In the same way, we wish the best of luck and the greatest success to our athletes representing us in the 2019 Parapan American Games occurring from August 23rd to September 1st, also in Lima, Peru.

For further information, please contact:
Elite Program
Gustavo Alpuche Aguirre, BS


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