Labor secretary congratulates DTRH workers who participated in San Salvador games
By The Star Staff
Labor and Human Resources (DTRH by its Spanish initials) Secretary Gabriel Maldonado González congratulated athlete Alysbeth Félix Boyer and shooting competition official Mario B. England Sárraga for their performances during the just-concluded XXIV Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador 2023.
“We celebrate the success of both who, in their respective disciplines, demonstrated the sporting excellence that distinguishes Puerto Rico,” Maldonado González said. “On behalf of our governor, Pedro Pierluisi, the employees of the DTRH and yours truly, we congratulate them and recognize the legacy that their deeds leave in the history of the Central American Games.”
Félix Boyer recently joined the DTRH team and serves as a specialist in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of Puerto Rico, while England Sárraga works as an employment and unemployment services officer in the Employment Security Bureau.
Félix Boyer won bronze medals in the individual long jump and heptathlon competitions. England Sárraga, meanwhile, served as a referee in the discipline of shotgun shooting.
The Puerto Rico delegation concluded its participation in the San Salvador 2023 Central American and Caribbean Games on Saturday with a total of 96 medals. That sum surpassed the figures of Maracaibo 1998 (80), Veracruz 2014 (84), Barranquilla 2018 (87) and Santiago de los Caballeros 1986 (92), and equaled Cartagena de Indias with 96 medals.
The island delegation’s 25 gold medals, meanwhile, surpassed the gold medal count obtained in Barranquilla 2018 (20), Mexico City 1990 (21) and Cartagena de Indias 2006 (24). Puerto Rico also earned 27 silver medals and 44 bronze medals in San Salvador.
Puerto Rico placed sixth in the final standings, based on the gold medal count, behind Mexico (145), Colombia (87), Cuba (74), Venezuela (32) and the Dominican Republic (25), which finished in fifth place on the strength of its 36 silver medals.