Compound archers Dafne Quintero and Sebastian Garcia secured Mexico three gold medals by winning their respective individual and the mixed team finals on Sunday morning at the first Junior Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia.

The duo first stepped into the finals arena to face the host’s Valentina Suarez and Pablo Gomez for the mixed team title, winning by one point, 154-153.

Half an hour later, Dafne and Valentina met once again in the under-21 compound women’s gold medal match.

Both archers opened the match with 28s before Dafne took control, shooting a perfect 30 in the second end to take the lead by one, 58-57.

She never let off. Slowly increasing her advantage throughout the match, the Mexican archer took the Junior Pan American Games title 144-141.

“I’m very happy. To be honest I trained a lot for this competition and I’m very pleased that it paid off. This is because of all the training I did, because of all my efforts. I didn’t do anything else than I know on the shooting line,” said Dafne.

El Salvador’s Paola Corado, coached by reigning senior Pan American Games Champion Roberto Hernandez, took the women’s bronze over the USA’s Madison Cox, 143-138.

The men’s title was contested by Garcia and Cole Frederick of the USA.

After opening with a perfect score of 30 points, Cole couldn’t keep pace with Sebastian’s second consecutive perfect. Garcia’s two-point lead there would prove the difference, as both archers finished with three ends of 29.

Sebastian, a former under-18 world champion, won another title, 147-145.

“This is something I’ve been looking for since start of the year. Ever since we shot in Medellin for the quota places, I dreamed of becoming a Junior Pan American Games Champion. I’m extremely proud,” said Sebastian.

“The result is historical. I’m happy because of all of my teammates will take back home one medal. We hope that of those eight, all eight are gold. We are already at three.”

Colombia’s Pablo Gomez, who set two world records during qualifying after shooting a 717, won the bronze over Brandon Gonzalez of Costa Rica, 144-143.

Competition in Cali will conclude with the recurve finals this afternoon.

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