Author: Lima 2019 press release Lima, 28 August 2019


Peru were unable to beat Chile in the last match of the first round, but the team was applauded by the fans because the players fought until the last minute.

Basquet silla de ruedas
Foto: ANP Perú

Once again, the world’s best fanbase showed its unconditional support for Peru in every sport. This time, it won over the women's wheelchair basketball team. The fans cheered incessantly at VIDENA Sports Center 1, where Peru lost to Chile in matchday 3 of Group B, as part of the Lima 2019 Games

Dozens of Peruvian and Chilean families were in attendance, cheering for their respective teams. This turned into a beautiful competition between both fanbases. Peru took an early lead, but their rivals showed their experience, eventually winning 33-28. 

Starting tomorrow, Peru will play the round of matches defining positions five to eight. The first rivals will be Mexico (12:30). If the Peruvian team wins, it will go through to the fifth-place match. Meanwhile, the women's semifinals will be Argentina vs. USA and Brazil vs. Canada. 

“The support from the fans was exciting and we’ll treasure it in our hearts. Unfortunately, we couldn’t keep up the level we showed at the beginning. But we’ll have our revenge against Chile if we meet in the next round,” said a tearful Jaquelin Burgos


You can keep cheering on the Peruvian wheelchair basketball teams in the matches defining positions five to eight. Buy your tickets, whose prices start at PEN 10. There will be a 50% discount for children under 18, senior citizens and people with an impairment. Tickets can be bought in the VIDENA ticket offices and the 11 authorized points of sale across Lima. 

They can also be purchased online on the website, where the competition schedules are detailed. In the case of e-tickets, printing will no longer be necessary since spectators can show their e-tickets from their mobile phones at the entrance of the sports venue.