Sports In Mexico

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1900: Paris, France. Mexico competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics.

1926: Mexico hosted the I Central American and Caribbean Sports Games. The absolute winner was Mexico with 67 medals.

1928: Mexico competed in the Winter Games for the first time at the 1928 Winter Olympics in Saint Moritz, Switzerland.

1935: El Salvador hosted the III Central American and Caribbean Sports Games. The winner was Mexico with 37 gold medals.

1936: The Mexican basketball team won third place during the Olympic Games 1936 held in Berlin, Germany.

1938: Panama City hosted the IV Central American and Caribbean Sports Games. The winner was Mexico with 72 medals.

1948: Humberto Mariles made history when won a gold medal at the Olympic Games in London, England.He was one of the best horsemen in the world.

1950: The national football team qualified for the 1950 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

1950: Guatemala City hosted the VI Central American and Caribbean Sports Games. The final result left Mexico as a winner.

1951: Mexico hosted the 12nd Baseball World Cup. Puerto Rico won the championship for the first time.

1956: Joaquin Capilla won the gold medal at the 1956 Olympics in the diving competition. He was the third Mexican to win an Olympic gold medal. In the 1950s, he had more international medals than any athlete in Mexico (Olympic Games, Pan American Games, and Central and Caribbean Games). Like Roberto Clemente (baseball player from Puerto Rico) and Maria Hortencia Marcari (basketball player from Brazil), he is an icon in the Latin American continent.

1959: The VIII Central American and Caribbean Sports Games were held in Caracas, Venezuela. The winner was Mexico.

1962: In the Davis Cup final match, Australia beat Mexico 5-0.

1962: Mexico won the gold medal in men