Learn more about the Parapan American Games
The Parapan American Games arrive in Lima to keep forging a tradition that celebrates accessibility since 1999, when it started with only four para sports. Get ready to see the skills of Para athletes in each competition and join this sporting celebration!
In its sixth edition, the Parapan American Games arrive in Lima for the first time to keep forging a tradition that started back in 1999 with only four para sports: wheelchair basketball, Para athletics, Para swimming and Para table tennis.
At least 1890 Para athletes will show their strength and courage in a competition gathering 33 countries, they will participate in 17 sports and 18 disciplines.
From August 23 to September 1, we will enjoy each of the athletes’ stories of courage and perseverance. They will give their best on the field because these Games are qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
It is important to mention that all our venues have been built and remodeled to make them accessible. This way, all Para athletes and spectators may circulate without difficulty.
CourageThe ability of Athletes to persevere with strength and claw.
Our athletes will feel proud as their struggles to get a spot on the podium at the 2019 Parapan Am Games.
DeterminationThe firmness athletes to look for the gold medal in the Parapan Am Games Lima 2019
Each athlete who will represent his country in Lima 2019, will fight to achieve what has been set as a goal.
EqualityThe value of equality is decisive in order to equate the Pan American and Parapan American Games.
Both Para athletes and athletes of the Americas should be treated in the same way in their respective competencies.
InspirationPara athletes inspire effort, perseverance and a lot of discipline.
The inspiration of each Athlete ensures that an athlete or team competes in the same conditions as other athletes.
Physical impairmentsAthletes with physical impairments can be divided into eligible impairment types.
Impaired muscle power, Impaired passive range of movement, Loss of limb or limb deficiency, Leg-length difference, Short stature, Hypertonia, Ataxia, and Athetosis.
Visual impairmentsVisual Impairment occurs when there is damage to one or more of the components of the vision system, which can include:
Impairment of the eye structure/receptors, impairment of the optic nerve/optic pathways and impairment of the visual cortex
Intellectual impairmentsAthletes with intellectual impairments can be divided into eligible impairment types.
Intellectual impairments are defined as “a disability characterized by significant limitation both in intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior as expressed in conceptual, social and practical adaptive skills. This disability originates before the age of 18.
RELATED TO ATHLETESLearn the Glossary related to Athletes
Athlete/person with an impairment, Athlete/person with a physical impairment, Athlete/person with a visual impairment, Impairment, Increase awareness, Para*
RELATED TO SPORTLearn the Glossary related to sport
Athlete with a physical impairment, Vision impaired athlete, Athlete with an impairment, Para athlete, Para game, Para sport, Classifier, Athlete support personnelAthlete competition partner, Paralympian, Paralympic athlete(s), Paralympic Games, Parapan American, Para sport or sport for athletes with an impairment, Classification, Classification Master List, ualifying event
RELATED TO THE PARAPAN AMERICAN GAMESLearn about the Glossary related to the Parapan American Games
Parapan American Games, Parapan American Games or Parapan*, Paralympic program, Paralympic sport(s), Para sport or sport for athletes with an impairment, Wheelchair basketball, Boccia, Football 5-a-side, Football 7-a-side, Goalball, Judo, Para athletics, Para badminton, Para-cycling track, Para-cycling road, Para swimming, Para powerlifting, Para taekwondo, Para table tennis, Shooting Para Sport, Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair tennis, Sitting volleyball