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Meet the Peruvians who participate in Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Photo: AFP

Photo: AFP

10:50 | Tokyo (Japan), Jul. 23.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which opened today and take place from July 23 to August 8 in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, is attended by Peru whose athletes will begin to fight for the long-awaited medals.

The Inca delegation —which has already marched at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Games— is made up of 35 athletes, who qualified directly and due to their own merits to the highest sports competition around the world.

In this edition, Peru had the outstanding surfers Daniella Rosas and Lucca Mesinas as flag bearers at the aforementioned ceremony.

Our country has 35 athletes qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The current national delegation is so far the largest in the 21st century, surpassing the 29 athletes who had attended Rio 2016, thus stressing that the qualifications are individual and not in team sports.

It is important to note that Peruvians arrive in Japan with the fourth largest delegation in 120 years of Olympic participation: Berlin 1936 (40 participants, including the soccer delegation), London 1948 (41 athletes), and Los Angeles 1984 (35 athletes).

The athletes belong to the Peruvian Sports Institute's (IPD) Athlete Support Program and the Vamos con Tokio (Let's Go with Tokyo) Program, which grant financial subsidies to high-performance athletes qualified for the Olympics.

Below are the names of Peruvian Olympic athletes:

1.- Gladys Tejeda – Athletics

2.- Christian Pacheco – Athletics

3.- Mary Luz Andia – Athletics

4.- Kimberly García – Athletics 

5.- Alessandro De Souza Ferreira — Shooting

6.- Marko Carrillo — Shooting

7.- Nicolás Pacheco — Shooting

8.- Stefano Peschiera — Sailing

9.- Paloma Schmidt — Sailing

10.- María Belén Bazo — Sailing

11.- Maria Pia Van Oordt — Sailing

12.- Diana Tudela — Sailing

13.- Lucca Mesinas — Surfing

14.- Daniella Rosas — Surfing

15.- Ariana Orrego — Artistic Gymnastics 

16.- Pool Ambrocio — Wrestling

17.- Royner Navarro — Cycling Road

18.- Álvaro Torres — Rowing

19.- María Luis Doig — Fencing

20.- Leodan Pezo — Boxing

21.- Jovana de la Cruz — Athletics

22.- José María Lúcar — Boxing

23.- Sofía Mulanovich — Surfing

24.- Miguel Tudela — Surfing

25.- Daniela Macías — Badminton

26.- Angelo Caro — Skateboarding

27.- Mckenna DeBever — Swimming

28.- Joaquín Vargas — Swimming

29.- Juan Postigos — Judo

30.- Alexandra Grande — Karate

31.- Marcos Rojas — Weightlifting

32.- César Rodríguez — Athletics

33.- Luis Henry Campos — Athletics

34.- Leydi Guerra — Athletics

35. Juan Pablo Varillas — Tennis


Peruvians who qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games:

1.- Rodrigo Santillán – Para swimming

2.-Rosbil Guillén – Para athletics

3.- Israel Hilario – Para cycling

4.- Angélica Espinoza – Para taekwondo

5.- Efraín Sotacuro – Para athletics

6.- Melissa Baldera – Para athletics

7.- Carlos Sangama – Para athletics

8.- Dunia Felices – Para swimming

9.- Freed Villalobos – Judo

10.- Niel García – Para powerlifting

11.- Pilar Jáuregui – Para badminton

The latter event will be held from August 24 - September 5.

(END) JSO/MVB

Publicado: 23/7/2021
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