Havana, Aug 24. -Besides the three expected gold medals by the "phenomenon" Usain Bolt, Jamaica added three more gold medals from Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to lead Latin America and the Caribbean in the World Athletics Championship of Moscow-2013.
Jamaica ranked third in the medal position list after Russia and the United States.
"What Brazil is in soccer we, Jamaicans, are in speed races, said Warren Wair after wining silver in 200 mt after his compatriot Bolt. And he is right. Despite the absences of main figures Asafa Powell, Yohan Blake and Verónica Campbell-Brown, Jamaica ratified itself as the queen in short distance races, as "the reggae boyz" managed to hit record in short track relay race in 41.29 seconds.
The best Latin American country was Colombia (ranked twelve), thanks to Caterine Ibarguen in triple jump, the first medal won by this country in this type of competition.
Cuba, a former winning team, couldn dont make this time, only winning one silver medal in triple jump for men and bronze medals in female pole vault and the discus.
Other young talented athletes in the region emerged, like the Trinitarian Jehue Gordon, 21, who won gold in 400 meters hurdles, surprising favourite figures.
Other Latin American medal winners were Mexican jumper Luis Rivera and Dominican 400 mt runner Luguelin Santos.(Prensa Latina)