Mexico's Daniela Rodriguez has won the gold medal in women's Taekwondo on the second day of the Central American And Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia.
With a score of 94.00, Rodriguez's win makes her Mexico's first ever Taekwondo champion in the international sports competition. The Jalisco native was followed by Puerto Rico's Arelis Medina and Maria Guillen from Costa Rica, who took silver and bronze.
#Mexicoiswitheveryone Daniel Rodriguez gold medal in Poomsae.
Rodriguez told local media that although Taekwondo isn't part of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, there are other opportunities.
"This discipline is already in place for the Pan American Games next year (Lima 2019), of course, we are going to go. Unfortunately, it has not come to Tokyo yet, but the dream is there: since I was a child, I always proposed it and I hope I can be in the Olympic Games."
Rodriguez first began studying Taekwondo in 2009 and has since competed in national and international youth events.