Brazil shines in pool at Junior Pan American Games

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CALI, Colombia, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- Brazil continued its impressive start to the Junior Pan American Games with another nine gold medals on Saturday, including five in swimming.

The South American nation also clinched three victories in Judo and one in canoeing on the second day of competition. The results took Brazil's overall gold medal tally to 19, four more than second-placed United States and five ahead of hosts Colombia.

In one of the day's most eagerly awaited events, Mexican 17-year-old Osmar Olvera won gold in the one-meter springboard. His compatriot and fellow 17-year-old Kevin Munoz took silver while Carson Tyler of the United States claimed bronze.

Jalisco-born Olvera has had a breakthrough year after being the youngest diver in Mexico's team at the Tokyo Olympics. He first rose to prominence by winning six gold medals at Mexico's national championships in 2019.

Cuba enjoyed a successful day, with three gold medals: Katherin Nuevo (canoeing, C1 200m), Omar Cruz (judo, +100kg) and Thalia Narino (judo, +78kg).

Meanwhile, Aruba clinched an unlikely gold medal when Patrick Gerardo won the 200m backstroke ahead of Mexico's Diego Camacho and Guatemala's Erick Oswaldo. Enditem

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