July 23rd, 2015
The day ended with a Café Tacuba concert at Nathan Phillips Square, celebrating Latin culture in Toronto, specifically, providing a entertaining show to the Mexican faithful followers of one of the most distinctive bands in Mexico.
We had the opportunity to be there, talk to people and hear their opinions on the Games so far, and attend a free multicultural festival, PANMANIA. Undoubtedly, the feeling was very good, and the most surprising thing was that there were so many people from all over the world who attended with their friends, family, etc., or simply to meet new people in a unique place.
Talking about sport, we go back to cycling. It was not a very active day for the Latin delegations. However, the Mexican Ignacio Prado and the Salvadorian Evelyn Garcia, won silver and bronze respectively in the men’s and women’s time trial.
In basketball, the Dominican Republic defeated Mexico 95-70. Venezuela fell to Brazil 79-64, while Canada prevailed against Argentina 88-83 and the United States defeated Puerto Rico 102-70.
In taekwondo, Rafael Alba from Cuba won 11-4 against the Venezuelan Carlos Rivas in the men’s 80kg category final. Colombia won bronze with Jessica Bravo in the women’s 67kg.
The Chilean Felipe Miranda won the men’s waterski and wakeboard.
In volleyball, Argentina upset the Americans 3-0 in the quarterfinals, while Puerto Rico in a very close duel, won in five sets to the Cuban team.