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Andrea Vargas gets the first gold for Costa Rica in the Central American and Caribbean Games

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Andrea Vargas won the first gold medal for Costa Rica at the Central American and Caribbean Games (Juegos Centroamericanos y del Caribe 2018) in Barranquilla, Colombia, on Tuesday afternoon.

Andrea Vargas

The native of Puriscal stopped the clock in 12:90 in the final of the 100 yards hurdles.

On Monday afternoon, Vargas won her semifinal and went to the final of the 100 yards hurdles, which was the best time, to stop the clock in 12:75.

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This is the first gold medal for the country. In total, Costa Rican athletes have amassed 24 medals: 6 silver, 17 bronze, and one gold.

The Puriscaleña is 22 years old and the mother of two. She has been competing since she was 9.

Reports of the ESPN network, which broadcasts the games, praised the performance of the Tica.

Mexico is in first place with 112 gold medals, followed by Cuba with 66 and Colombia in third with 60. Costa Rica is in 13th place.

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The 23rd Central American and Caribbean Games began on July 19 and run to August 3, with a total of 5,854 athletes from 37 nations participating in 470 events.

Participating nations include:

    1. Antigua and Barbuda
    2. Aruba
    3. Bahamas
    4. Barbados
    5. Belize
    6. Bermuda
    7. British Virgin Islands
    8. Cayman Islands
    9. Colombia (Host)
    10. Costa Rica
    11. Cuba
    12. Curaçao
    13. Dominica
    14. Dominican Republic
    15. El Salvador
    16. French Guiana
    17. Grenada
    18. Guadeloupe
    19. Guatemala
    20. Guyana
    21. Haiti
    22. Honduras
    23. Jamaica
    24. Martinique
    25. Mexico
    26. Nicaragua
    27. Panama
    28. Puerto Rico
    29. Saint Kitts and Nevis
    30. Saint Lucia
    31. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    32. Sint Maarten
    33. Suriname
    34. Trinidad and Tobago
    35. Turks and Caicos Islands
    36. United States Virgin Islands
    37. Venezuela

     

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