Author: Lima 2019 press release Lima, 30 August 2019


The Peruvian Para swimmer benefited from the disqualification of Mexican Patricia Valle and won her first medal at Lima 2019 and the ninth one for Peru.

Dunia mariposa
Foto: Agitos Foundation

The Aquatic Center exploded with the applause of fans as they energetically cheered for Dunia Felices. The Para swimmer gathered over two thousand spectators once again and, this time, they witnessed her first medal at the Parapan American Games in the 50 meter butterfly final, class S5 (physical impairment). This event is not her specialty but she gave it her all.

Although the Peruvian finished fourth, she benefited from the disqualification of Mexican Patricia Valle, who had arrived third at the finish line. However, the judges concluded she had committed a technical irregularity, which favored Dunia who finished with a time of 1:02:23 in her third consecutive final at Lima 2019.

Felices stood on the podium alongside Brazilians Joana Silva (gold) and Esthefany de Oliveira (silver). She will be back in action tomorrow starting at 09:15, in the event which she considers to be her best: 200 meter freestyle. She has great expectations for this competition and the Peruvian public will definitely be by her side.


You can buy tickets to Dunia’s last competition starting at PEN 10. There will be a 50% discount for children under 18, senior citizens and people with an impairment. You can buy tickets in the ticket booths at VIDENA and the 11 authorized points of sale located around the city.

You can also purchase them online at, where you will find the detailed competition calendar. In the case of e-tickets, printing will no longer be necessary since customers can show their e-ticket from their mobile phones at the entrance of the sports venue.