LIMA 2019: OPENING CEREMONY AND FIRST PERUVIAN MEDALS MAKE PERU SHAKE IN EXCITEMENT
The Organizing Committee invited people to join this celebration by buying tickets still available for the competitions.
Peru is shaking in excitement after the spectacular Lima 2019 Pan American Games Opening Ceremony, which put Peru in the eyes of the world, and the first Peruvian gold medals in marathon.
Renowned Peruvian runner Gladys Tejeda picked up the gold medal in the marathon, after running 42 kilometers and setting a record of 2:30:55.
Additionally, Peruvian Cristhian Pacheco added a victory and new record after winning the gold medal in the men’s marathon. He set an outstanding time of 2:09:33.
Amid all this joy, Lima 2019 spokesperson Carlos Manuel Lazarte described the Opening Ceremony as “spectacular”. “There were more than 30,000 spectators at the National Stadium and 400 million viewers around the world,” he said after being congratulated by accredited Peruvian and international journalists during a press conference to report on competitions.
THE STAGING TOOK A YEAR
He also explained that the opening ceremony staging took almost a year and was produced by Balich Worldwide Shows, an Italian company recognized for its live shows.
He mentioned one of the ceremony’s magical moments, the duo of the great Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez and the unforgettable Chabuca Granda, which was possible thanks to technology. He assured the celebration experienced at the National Stadium went beyond expectations.
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE
The Lima 2019 representative invited people to buy tickets for the various competitions as they are still available.
Carlos Manuel Lazarte reminded everybody that tickets can be purchased on the Lima 2019 website: lima2019.pe/tickets. Tickets can also be bought on the Teleticket website, http://www.lima2019.pe/tickets, or at the 11 points of sale set up at Jockey Plaza shopping center in Santiago de Surco and the Metro and Wong supermarkets and stores in Chorrillos, Independencia, La Molina, Lima, Miraflores, San Borja, San Isidro, San Juan de Miraflores, San Miguel and Surco.