Flor Ruiz is a Colombian javelin thrower, who competed in the javelin throw event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Today Ruiz competed at the Central American and Caribbean Games and smashed the previous South American record. She takes home gold with the new record of 63,80m.
In Xalapa, Mexio is the Estadio Xalapeño stadium located. This stadium is often used for track and field events. Currently the Central and Caribbean Games are being held there. The Colombian Flor Ruiz won the gold medal with a new South American record of 63,80m (209′ 4″). She threw that mark during her 5th attempt. The previous record was 63,30m (207′ 8″) thrown by the Cuban Sonia Bisset Cartagena in 2006.
Abigail Gomez from Mexiko threw 57,28m (187′ 11″) and placed second. The bronze medal went to Puerto Rican Coraly Ortiz with 54,53m (178′ 11″).