Author: Lima 2019 press release Lima, 28 July 2019


They reflected the excitement of the spectators who were in the grandstands and the Peruvian music playing in the National Stadium.


Peru has never had such a large delegation in a sports competition. No delegation in history has ever come close to the 592 athletes who moved many spectators to tears while enthusiastically parading at the National Stadium. This was the stage that witnessed their sacrifice to be part of the most important competition in the Americas, only behind the Olympic Games. 

Stefano Peschiera was in charge of leading the national delegation to the beat of Peruvian music, which has now regained its place in the worldwide scene. Now, 400 million people are aware that Peru has very good music and outstanding athletes. Peschiera was the flag bearer. Like him, many athletes arrived with many dreams and had the privilege of carrying their flag. All of them were applauded by an audience that enjoyed every moment of the magical night at the National Stadium.  

Lima 2019 was so special that the Brazilian delegation was led by two athletes: Kahena Kunze and Martine Grael, gold medalists in sailing 49er FXv at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games: an unprecedented couple carrying the flag.  

This is the list of the main flag bearers who paraded at the National Stadium

Country                                             Athlete                                          Sport 

Argentina                                   Javier Conte                                   Sailing 

Bolivia                                   Conrrado Moscoso                       Racquetball 

Brazil                             Kahena Kunze and Martina Grael     Sailing 

Chile                                           Felipe Miranda                              Water ski 

Colombia                             Yuberjen Martínez                           Boxing 

Costa Rica                          Shirley Cruz Traña                           Soccer 

Cuba                                            Mijaín López                                 Wrestling 

Ecuador                                  Tamara Salazar                           Weightlifting 

El Salvador                        Roberto Hernández                         Archery 

Guatemala                                Jorge Vega                                  Gymnastics 

Honduras                                Pedro Espinosa                          Equestrian 

Mexico                                       Jorge Orozco                                 Shooting 

Panama                               Carolena Carstens                        Taekwondo 

Puerto Rico                            Franklin Gómez                             Wrestling 

Dominican Republic        Crismery Santana                       Weightlifting 

Uruguay                                 Julieta Mautone                               Shooting 

Venezuela                            Elvismar Rodríguez                           Judo 

Bahamas                               Justin Roberts                                    Tennis 

Barbados                               Chelsea Tuach                                   Surfing 

Belize                                      Francisco Cruz                                  Canoe 

Granada                                Anderson Peters                              Athletics 

Haiti                                      Aniya Nicol Louissaint                     Taekwondo 

Suriname                           Dylan Darmohoetomo                     Badminton 

Trinidad and Tobago          Andrew Lewis                                  Sailing 

Saint Lucia                     Luc Franck Leon Chevrier                  Sailing 

British Virgin Islands     Kyron Anthony McMaster           Athletics 


The Lima 2019 Pan American Games gather 6680 athletes from 41 countries and delegations from the Americas.  

There will be 17 days of competitions and ceremonies between July 26 and August 11, which will take place in 14 districts of Lima and Callao at various venues like VIDENA, Villa Maria Sports Center, Callao Regional Village, Villa El Salvador Sports Center, Punta Rocas, among others.  

The Lima 2019 Pan American Games will include 39 sports and 61 disciplines, in which athletes will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals. A total of 21 competitions are qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.