ARGENTINA WINS LAST GOLD MEDAL OF PARAPAN AMERICAN GAMES
Para cyclist Mariela Delgado won the unified event for classes C4-5, becoming the last to top the Lima 2019 podium. The Games amazed everyone.
The Parapan American Games' last event took place in an emotional sports environment. The Costa Verde San Miguel circuit was filled with dozens of families from Peru, Chile, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, among others, who gathered in the early morning to watch the last Para road cycling competitions.
Eight medals were awarded in total. Colombia claimed three, while Brazil took two and Canada and the USA claimed one each. Argentina had the honor of being the last country to top the podium at Lima 2019. Mariela Delgado won the last gold medal at the unified event in classes C4-5, with a physical impairment.
The Argentinian team ranked fifth in the medal table with 26 gold, 38 silver and 43 bronze medals, making up a total of 107. Meanwhile, Brazil broke every record possible by obtaining the highest number of gold medals at the Games (124) and the highest number of medals in a single Games (308). This is the result of impeccable work in the Paralympic movement.
The USA ended second in the medal table (185 total), while Mexico ranked third (158) and Colombia ranked fourth with a total of 133 medals. In addition, Peru also had its best performance ever at the Games after claiming 15 medals: 5 gold, 3 silver and 7 bronze. Team Peru ranked 10 in the medal tally.
At the Para cycling competition, Peruvians Israel Hilario and Yuber Pichihua reached fourth and fifth position at the event for classes C1-3. The winner was Alejandro Perea, who also won a gold medal at the individual pursuit event in Para road cycling.
The Games ended on quite a high note. The audience enjoyed the best sports competitions in the Americas. See you soon.