Alejandra Orozco and Paola Espinosa (R) of Mexico hold their silver medals during the women's synchronised 10m platform victory ceremony at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre July 31, 2012. (Photo : REUTERS/Tim Wimborne)
Paola Espinosa and Alejandra Orozco gave Mexico its second medal at the London Olympics on Tuesday, July 31.
The pair placed behind Chen Roulin and Wang Hao of China in the Synchronized 10m Platform final obtaining the silver medal.
Espinosa and Orozco's score of 343.32 points fell behind Roulin and Hao's 368.40 but was better than the Canadian couple, Roseline Filion and Meaghan Benfeito, who scored 337.62.
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On Monday, Mexico earned its first Olympic medal in the same event but in the men's version.
German Sanchez and Ivan Garcia also earned silver after the couple fell behind Chinese Cao Yuan and Zhang Yanquan in the Synchronized 10m Platform final.
Sanchez and Garcia scored 468.90 points while Yuan and Yanquan from China 486.78. In third was McCory and Buodia with 463.47, from USA.
With Espinosa's and Orozco's placing, Mexico earned its 21st silver medal in its Olympic history.
Before London 2012, the last silver medal won was in Athens 2004 earned by Belem Guerrero and Iridia Salazar.
In Beijing 2008, Mexico earned three medals - two gold and one bronze - in total.
Guillermo Perez Sandoval brought home the gold in the Men's 58 kg event for Taekwondo while Maria del Rosario Espinoza earned gold for the same sport but for the Women's 67 kg event.
The bronze medal was earned by Paola Espinosa Sanchez and Tatiana Ortiz Gallicia for the Women's Synchronized 10m Platform event.
In total, 102 Mexicans are competing in 21 sports at the London Olympics that take place from July 27 to August 12, 2012.