Peruvian sailor qualified for 2018 Aarhus Sailing World Championships in Denmark by obtaining the 13th quota among 165 competitors.“I’m very happy to get a quota for the Olympic Games. Now I will train harder to heighten Peru’s name in the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.”At 23 years old, Peschiera participated at the Olympic Games for the second tim...
Peruvian sailor qualified for 2018 Aarhus Sailing World Championships in Denmark by obtaining the 13th quota among 165 competitors.
“I’m very happy to get a quota for the Olympic Games. Now I will train harder to heighten Peru’s name in the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.”
At 23 years old, Peschiera participated at the Olympic Games for the second time after qualifying for Rio 2016.
Sailor Stefano Peschiera made history by becoming again the first Peruvian athlete to obtain a quota for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Peschiera is one of our main medal candidates for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. The Bahía de Paracas will be the natural venue for Sailing and all its categories.
Two years to go until the Olympic Games, Stefano managed to qualify for Tokyo, but it is not the first time that he achieves this feat. He was the first Peruvian to qualify for Laser Standard at an Olympic Games, as well as the first Peruvian athlete to qualify to this event.
“I’m happy. I’m grateful to the people who trusted me, to the Peruvian Institute of Sports, to the Peruvian Sailing Federation, to the Peruvian Olympic Committee, to my family, to my friends and to everyone for their support. The Lima 2019 Pan American Games are next, and we will train hard to heighten Peru’s name,” said Stefano.
At 23, Peschiera obtained a quota for Tokyo after competing against 164 sailors in the 2018 Aarhus Sailing World Championships (Denmark) from August 3 until today. Our fellow qualified to gold fleet, where the top 55 sailors participate. After 5 days of hard competition with difficult and shifting sailing conditions, Peschiera took the 13th quota out of the 14 slots allocated to the 2018 Aarhus Sailing World Championships.
With only 21 years old, Stefano took part in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and became the youngest athlete in the fleet.
Our first Tokyo 2020 representative will return to Lima to participate in the Pre-Pan American Games to be held in Paracas, Ica, by mid-August. This tournament will serve as training for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.
Then as part of his training, he will travel to Japan to compete in the World Cup Series in Enoshima. This country will also house the upcoming Olympic Games.
ABOUT THE PAN AMERICAN AND PARAPAN AMERICAN GAMES
The Lima 2019 Pan American Games will welcome the 41 National Olympic Committees that comprise Panam Sports (formerly known as Pan American Sports Organization - PASO) and will gather 6664 athletes taking part in 39 sports and 62 disciplines, between July 26 and August 11.
Likewise, the Parapan American Games, will gather 1890 athletes who will compete in 17 sports and 18 disciplines, between August 23 and September 1.
Lima 2019 will be a qualifying event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which guarantees the presence of the main figures of sports disciplines.
The Pan American Games are the biggest international multidisciplinary sporting event involving athletes from the Americas.
The competition is held among athletes from countries of the Americas, every four years in the year preceding the Olympic Games.
Since 2007, the city which is elected host of the Pan American Games, also organizes the Parapan American Games, which involves athletes with impairments.
The Parapan American Games are held immediately after the end of the Pan American Games.
Panam Sports (formerly known as Pan American Sports Organization - PASO) is the governing body of the Pan American Games and its structure and actions are defined by the Olympic Charter.
The Pan American Games Movement is made up by the National Olympic Committees recognized by Panam Sports, and each of the Pan American Games Organizing Committees.
ABOUT PANAM SPORTS
Panam Sports is the leader of sports and the Olympic Movement in the Americas. Panam Sports encourages the sports development and supports the work of the 41 National Olympic Committees members of the organization in order to inspire more world-class performances and the next generation of athletes across our region. Panam Sports works closely with athletes, National Olympic Committees (NOC), Organizing Committees of all regional Games, Pan American Sports Confederations, International Federations (IFs) and the International Olympic Committee to ensure the success of their main event: the Pan American Games.
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