Author: Lima 2019 press release Lima, 4 August 2019


Ariana Orrego, 20-year-old gymnast, assured that there is no need to leave the country with venues like the Villa El Salvador Sports Center.


Gymnastics is a discipline, which will undoubtedly be further developed in the next few years in Peru, thanks to the infrastructure that will remain after the Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games. 

Ariana Orrego, with only 20 years old and one of the Peruvian representatives in this sport, is very clear on that. In an interview with accredited media in the Main Press Center located at the Lima Convention Center, in San Borja, she emphasized that “everything you need to be a good gymnast is in Peru.” 

“The Villa El Salvador Sports Center is new and fully equipped.  There is no longer any need to leave the country (to receive a high-performance training),” she said to the press. 

Moreover, she highlighted the amazing support of the fans, even though in many cases they didn’t know the sport, and even more as being locals. For this reason, she dared to advise children, who (with the attention generated by the Games) are willing to practice sports. 

“It is good that they start practicing sports from an early age,” she said. She expressed her satisfaction with her performance in the competition, as she met the goals she set to reach the final stage. “Now, I’m going for more,” she concluded. 

It is worth mentioning that Ariana participated along with Fabiola Díaz in the women’s artistic gymnastics balance beam finals, and placed eighth and fourth, respectively.