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 event2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru
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 2019 with the host city being Lima, Peru. The next Parapan American Games are scheduled between 17 and 26 November 2023, in Santiago, Chile.

Games[edit]

Host cities of the Parapan American Games
Games Year Host country
(as recognized by IPC)
Host city Opened by Dates Nations Competitors Sports Events Top nation
I 1999  Mexico Mexico City 4 -11 November 18 1000 4 378  Mexico
II 2003  Argentina Mar del Plata 3 -10 December 28 1500 9 303  Mexico
III 2007  Brazil Rio de Janeiro Governor Sérgio Cabral Filho 12 -19 August 25 1115 10 257  Brazil
IV 2011  Mexico Guadalajara Secretary Bernardo de la Garza 12 -20 November 24 1355 13 276  Brazil
V 2015  Canada Toronto Governor General David Johnston 7 -15 August 28 1615 15 317  Brazil
VI 2019  Peru Lima President Martín Vizcarra 23 August - 1 September 30 1890 17 370  Brazil
VII 2023  Chile Santiago 17-25 November

Sports[edit]

Sport Years
Archery 2011–2015
Athletics Since 1999
Badminton Since 2019
Boccia 2003, Since 2011
Cycling 2003, Since 2011
Equestrian 2003 only
Football 5-a-side Since 2007
Football 7-a-side 2007, Since 2015
Goalball Since 2011
Judo Since 2007
Sport Years
Powerlifting Since 2007
Shooting Since 2019
Swimming Since 1999
Table tennis 1999, Since 2007
Taekwondo Since 2019
Sitting Volleyball Since 2003
Wheelchair Basketball Since 1999
Wheelchair Fencing 2003 only
Wheelchair Tennis Since 2003
Wheelchair Rugby Since 2015

All-time medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Brazil (BRA)5854243581367
2 Mexico (MEX)4023763021080
3 United States (USA)220239204663
4 Argentina (ARG)181200216597
5 Canada (CAN)146153137436
6 Cuba (CUB)1078159247
7 Colombia (COL)98113115326
8 Venezuela (VEN)7078112260
9 Chile (CHI)20223072
10 Uruguay (URU)17141142
11 Peru (PER)13101437
12 Puerto Rico (PUR)96823
13 Ecuador (ECU)871227
14 Jamaica (JAM)712625
15 Costa Rica (CRC)56819
16 Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)4138
17 Bermuda (BER)3104
18 El Salvador (ESA)2114
19 Guatemala (GUA)1001
20 Dominican Republic (DOM)0448
21 Panama (PAN)0213
22 Bolivia (BOL)0112
23 Nicaragua (NIC)0044
24 Paraguay (PAR)0011
Totals (24 nations)1898175116075256

Youth Games[edit]

The Youth Parapan American Games is an international multi-sport event for athletes aged 12 to 21 with physical disabilities.[2] The games were created after the 2003 Pan American Games in order to reduce the large average age gap between countries in the Americas. [3] 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) [2]
II 2009 Bogotá  Colombia 17 October 22 October 14 700 9  Brazil (BRA) [4]
III 2013 Buenos Aires  Argentina Alicia Kirchner 13 October 20 October 16 600 10  Brazil (BRA) [5]
IV 2017 São Paulo  Brazil 20 March 25 March 19 808 12  Brazil (BRA) [6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parapan American Games". Americas Paralympic Committee. 2007. Retrieved 2009-08-20.
  2. ^ a b "Barquisimeto 2005 Youth Parapan American Games". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Bid process launched for 2021 Youth Parapan American Games". Dunsar Media Company Limited. 4 July 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Paralimpicos Panamericanos en acción" (in Spanish). Coldeportes. 14 October 2009. Archived from the original on 20 January 2019. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Buenos Aires 2013 Youth Parapan American Games". International Paralympics Committee. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Sao Paulo 2017 Youth Parapan American Games". International Paralympics Committee. Retrieved 18 January 2019.

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