The Top 10 photos of Lima 2019
The Top 10 photos of Lima 2019
The photos of the Lima 2019 athletes and Para athletes were almost as impressive as their sporting achievements, and we have gathered here our top 10.
The legacy left by Lima 2019 will not be easily forgotten by Peru and the world. The athletes and Para athletes who competed in this sports celebration demonstrated the results of their training and their passion for sports. These results were captured in impressive photos that we show you in this article!
10. GOLD MEDAL FOR PERU IN KARATE
There are feelings that words cannot transmit. The gesture of the Peruvian athlete Alexandra Grande after winning the gold medal in karate overflows with emotion and pride that all Peruvians could share.
9. WHEELCHAIR RUGBY - BRAZIL VS. COLOMBIA
Colombia and Brazil competed for the bronze medal during the wheelchair rugby event on August 27, and the ferocity of the Para athletes was captured in this photo while they fought for the ball. Undoubtedly, it was a tight competition where Colombia beat Brazil 46-43.
8. ATHLETICS - UNITED STATES
What a celebration Omar Craddock gave us! The US athlete won the gold medal during the men’s triple jump event and could not contain the joy: he performed a perfect somersault in the athletics track at VIDENA under the gaze of thousands of sports fans. How would you celebrate the first place at the Pan American Games?
7. PARA ATHLETICS - UNITED STATES
US Ezra Frech impressed the audience with his jumps during the Para athletics competition at Lima 2019. This Para athlete soared through the air during the men’s long jump event and won the silver medal.
6. BOCCIA - ARGENTINA
Boccia is a Para sport that requires great skill and concentration, and the Argentinian Para athlete Mauricio Ibarbure demonstrated both in this Lima 2019 competition. This photo captures him in action at the exact moment with the ball during the BC1 bronze medal competition.
5. ARTISTIC SWIMMING - MEXICO
Team work, skills, and imagination. The Mexican artistic swimming team dazzled everyone at Lima 2019, and this impressive underwater photo does them justice. Therefore, on July 31, they won the silver medal in the team’s free routine event!
4. GOLD MEDAL FOR PERU IN PARA TAEKWONDO
With a flag on her shoulders, Angélica Espinoza, Peruvian Para athlete, made the audience vibrate with emotion after beating her Mexican opponent, Claudia Romero, and winning the gold medal in the Para taekwondo event at Lima 2019.
3. WOMEN’S BMX
Ready, set...GO! The women’s BMX cycling final at the Costa Verde venue in San was this exciting. The cyclists reach speeds of up to 60 km/h; however, none was as fast as Colombian Mariana Pajón, who finished the race in just over 36 seconds.
2. GRECO-ROMAN WRESTLING - CUBA VS. VENEZUELA
Impressive! We cannot qualify this amazing maneuver that the Cuban wrestler Ismael Borrero applied to his opponent, Venezuelan Shalom Villegas, during the 67 kg Greco-Roman wrestling final. It was an overwhelming 12-0 victory for the Central American who returned home with the Pan American gold medal on his neck.
1. RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS - CUBA
Few sports capture the extremes of what the human body is capable of like rhythmic gymnastics. In this photo taken at the exact moment, the impressive Cuban gymnast, Gretel Mendoza, shows all her strength and skills to an excited audience at Lima 2019.