Author: Lima 2019 press release Lima, 5 August 2019


The Olympic silver medalist congratulated the Pan American Games Organizing Committee and provided her support to various sports.


With an overwhelming joy, the same that thousands of fans that fill up every day the different sports venues of the Lima 2019 Pan American Games share, the volleyball silver medalist at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games, Cecilia Tait, qualified as a “great honor” to have carried the Pan American Torch.

The outstanding former volleyball player, who was in charge of lighting the cauldron at the Lima 2019 Opening Ceremony, thanked the massive support of the Peruvian public in the different disciplines in which Peru is competing.

She also said that she will attend the basketball and athletics finals, as she recalled that last Friday she was enjoying a good basketball match at the renovated Eduardo Dibós Coliseum in San Borja, a venue she qualified as “wonderful”.


Cecilia Tait was also rooting for the Peruvian pair Ángela Mori and Francesca Vargas in their table tennis match, where they faced the Dominican pair Esmerlyn Castro and Yasiris Ortiz, in table number 1 at the Sports Center 3 of the National Sports Village (VIDENA).

The results aside, what remains is the support shown by the former South American volleyball champion to our compatriots. “Let me dream,” she said to a fan of Dominican Republic, who celebrated the triumph of her compatriots in advance.

Her presence in this table tennis match has an explanation that goes back to her training days with the former technical director of the volleyball national team, Man Bok Park.

“When we arrived late to a training session, Man Bok Park would made us run. And where do you think we ended up? In table tennis. I have learned something. I interviewed Ángela Mori, and I told her that I would be there to cheer her. I kept my word,” she said.

It is worth mentioning that Ángela Mori will have another chance to win a medal for Peru on Monday, when she faces Yadira Silva from Mexico in singles, starting at 11:00, in table 1 of the Sports Center 3 of VIDENA.