Lima 2019: Parapan Am Games to start Thursday with Para table tennis event

Photo: Twitter/@ParalympicsAPC

Photo: Twitter/@ParalympicsAPC

14:30 | Lima, Aug. 19.

The largest multi-sport event in the Americas is set to continue with the Parapan American Games. Now it is turn for the best Para athletes of the continent, who are coming to compete and secure medals in the sixth edition of the Games, held in the Peruvian capital city of Lima.

The competitions will start on Thursday, August 22, the day before the opening ceremony.

Para table tennis will be the sport opening the competitions at the modern Sports Center 3, especially built for Lima 2019.

The best 127 players of the Americas will participate in this competition. August 22 matches will be divided into two shifts: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

Peru will be represented by four Para athletes: Shirley Aguilar, Luis Alberto Traverso, Jesus Yampufe, and Guillermo Yañez.

August 23

Men's sitting volleyball and mixed wheelchair rugby will take place the next day, on August 23, date set for the Parapan American Games Opening Ceremony at the National Stadium. In both cases, the events will start at 8:00 AM at Callao Sports Center and Villa El Salvador Sports Center, respectively.

Para athletes are coming from 33 countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, United States, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, U.S. Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Mexico and Nicaragua.

Also participating are Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

About the Parapan American Games

The Parapan American Games will gather 1,890 Para athletes from 33 countries, who will participate in 17 Para sports and 18 disciplines.

The Peruvian delegation will be composed of 139 Para athletes who will compete in 16 of the 17 sports.

Competitions will take place in 14 venues from August 22 to September 1, 2019. This is the first time Peru organizes the largest multi-sport event in the Americas and the most significant sport event in the world after the Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

The Parapan American Games will be qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in 13 Para sports. 


Published: 8/19/2019