Mexican Paralympic weightlifter Amalia Pérez. Photo: Google


In what constituted the fifth Paralympic medal for Mexico, weightlifter Amalia Pérez took the gold in the female up-to-55-kilo category on Saturday, Aug. 28.

At age 44, Pérez has remained undefeated at the Paralympic Games since she first won gold in Beijing 2008.

A native of Mexico City, she won her second gold medal in London 2012 and took first place again in Dubai in 2016.

Also on Saturday, Mexican Paralympic swimmer Jesús Hernández won a gold medal in the men’s individual combined 150-meter race.

In the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, he took bronze in the 50-meter backstroke category S4.

Eduardo Adrián placed third in the men’s 81-kilogram category of judoka.

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