LIMA 2019 PARAPAN AM GAMES
- Villa Deportiva Nacional – Videna, Lima, Peru
- Para-Swimming: August 25th – August 29th
- Prelims 11 AM / Finals 8:30 PM (local time/US Central Time)
- Official Website
- Live results
A total of 1,850 athletes from 33 countries will be in action across 17 sports in the Peruvian capital from Friday, August 23rd to Sunday, September 1st, making it the largest Parapan American Games to date. Para-swimming competition starts August 25th and stretches until August 29th.
The Lima 2019 Parapan American Games will be the largest edition the event has seen thus far. A total of 17 sports will compete at the Games, with 3 of them making their debut at the Parapan American Games.
Para-Badminton, Shooting Para Sport, and Paralympic Taekwondo will make their Parapan Am debut in Lima. Further, for the first time, five sports will be streamed live. These sports are Para-Athletics, Para-Badminton, Para-Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball, and Wheelchair Rugby. The live stream service can be accessed here.
As a refresher, Brazil topped the medals table in the last edition at Toronto 2015 and has the biggest delegation this year with 337 athletes.
When it comes to the Para-Swimming portion of the Games, a total of 237 athletes from 24 different countries will be making a splash.
Brazil’s 14-Paralympic champion Daniel Dias is the number one star in the swimming pool. Dias has won 27 medals at Parapan American Games, all of them gold.
The Opening Ceremony will take place tonight at the Estadio Nacional with 500 artists and volunteers, out of which 55 have a disability. The Opening Ceremony will showcase Peru’s rich and ancient history.
The creative concept was developed by Hansel Cereza, the man behind the iconic Opening Ceremony of the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games.
Per the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the 2019 Parapan American Games will also offer pathways to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics in 12 sports.