Parapan American Games

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Parapan American Games
AbbreviationParaPan-Am Games
First event1999 Parapan American Games in Mexico City, Mexico.
Occur every4 years
Last event2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, Canada
PurposeMulti-sport event for athletes with physical disabilities from nations on the American continent

The Parapan American Games is an international multi-sport event for athletes with physical disabilities held every four years after every Pan American Games. The first Games were held in 1999 in Mexico City, Mexico.[1] The 2003 Parapan American Games was the last Parapan American Games that was held not in the same city as the Pan American Games. The most recent games was the 5th Parapan American Games which took place in 2015 with the host city being Toronto, Canada. The next Parapan American Games are scheduled between 23 August to 1 September 2019, in Lima, Peru.[2]


Games[edit]

Host cities of the Parapan American Games
Games Year Host city Host nation Opened by Start Date End Date Nations Competitors Sports Events Top Placed Team
I 1999 Mexico City  Mexico 4 November 14 November 18 1,000 4  Mexico (MEX)
II 2003 Mar del Plata  Argentina 3 December 10 December 28 1,500 9  Mexico (MEX)
III 2007 Rio de Janeiro  Brazil Carlos Arthur Nuzman 12 August 19 August 25 1,115 10  Brazil (BRA)
IV 2011 Guadalajara  Mexico Bernardo de la Garza 12 November 20 November 24 1,355 13 277  Brazil (BRA)
V 2015 Toronto  Canada Governor General David Johnston 7 August 15 August 28 1,651 15 317  Brazil (BRA)
VI 2019 Lima  Peru 23 August 1 September 31 17
VII 2023 Santiago  Chile 3 November 11 November 31 23

All-time medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Brazil (BRA)4453112701026
2 Mexico (MEX)347318257922
3 United States (USA)162177139478
4 Argentina (ARG)155162173490
5 Canada (CAN)129132115376
6 Cuba (CUB)947143208
7 Venezuela (VEN)686891227
8 Colombia (COL)517765193
9 Uruguay (URU)16141040
10 Chile (CHI)10101939
11 Puerto Rico (PUR)93820
12 Peru (PER)87722
13 Jamaica (JAM)710421
14 Costa Rica (CRC)53715
15 Ecuador (ECU)31711
16 Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)2024
17 El Salvador (ESA)1113
18 Bermuda (BER)1001
19 Dominican Republic (DOM)0123
20 Bolivia (BOL)0112
21 Panama (PAN)0101
22 Nicaragua (NIC)0044
23 Paraguay (PAR)0011
Totals (23 nations)1513136812264107

Youth Games[edit]

The Youth Parapan American Games is an international multi-sport event for athletes aged 12 to 21 with physical disabilities.[3] The games were created after the 2003 Pan American Games in order to reduce the large average age gap between countries in the Americas. [4] The games are held every four years, staggering with the Pan American and Parapan American games, with first of its kind being held in 2005 in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.

List of Youth Parapan American Games[edit]

Games Year Host city Host nation Opened by Start Date End Date Nations Competitors Sports Events Top Placed Team Ref.
I 2005 Barquisimeto  Venezuela 22 October 30 October 10 8  Venezuela (VEN) [3]
II 2009 Bogota  Colombia 17 October 22 October 14 700 9  Brazil (BRA) [5]
III 2013 Buenos Aires  Argentina Alicia Kirchner 13 October 20 October 16 600 10  Brazil (BRA) [6]
IV 2017 Sao Paulo  Brazil 20 March 25 March 19 808 12  Brazil (BRA) [7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parapan American Games". Americas Paralympic Committee. 2007. Retrieved 2009-08-20.
  2. ^ McKay, Duncan (11 October 2013). "Lima awarded 2019 Pan American and Parapan Games". Insidethegames.biz. Dunsar Media. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Barquisimeto 2005 Youth Parapan American Games". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Bid process launched for 2021 Youth Parapan American Games". Dunsar Media Company Limited. 4 July 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Paralimpicos Panamericanos en acción" (in Spanish). Coldeportes. 14 October 2009. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Buenos Aires 2013 Youth Parapan American Games". International Paralympics Committee. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Sao Paulo 2017 Youth Parapan American Games". International Paralympics Committee. Retrieved 18 January 2019.

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