LIMA 2019 SPORT CELEBRATION STARTS AT COSTA VERDE SAN MIGUEL
People vibrated with each spike and point of the best beach volleyball duos of the continent. Fans from Peru and the Americas are excited about the Pan American Games.
The cold morning could not diminish the enthusiasm of the people that went to the two beach volleyball courts located in the Costa Verde San Miguel venue. Sports’ fans enjoyed every point of the first competitions which opened the 2019 Pan American Games sports calendar.
As soon as the best duos of the continent entered the courts at the Costa Verde, the people lived the energy of their good performance. The stands were gradually filled with color and a group wearing the Peruvian football jersey started the celebration before Peru’s matches.
Then, a delegation of the Roque Sáenz Peña school joined in, and following the music and performance of the Sports Presentation team, celebrated the victories of the United States, Canada, Argentina and Costa Rica female duos. Each spike was effusively celebrated.
The Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games Organizing Committee President, Carlos Neuhaus; the President of Panam Sports, Neven Ilic; the Lima 2019 Sports Director, Gustavo San Martín, as well as the Lima 2019 Project and Infrastructure Manager Wilhelm Funcke attended the beach volleyball opening.
“Feeling Peruvian spectators cheering for us was very touching in this first competition day. We’re having a really nice experience here in Peru and we’re enjoying it a lot,” said the American athlete Jace Pardon.
BEACH VOLLEYBALL IN LIMA 2019
Beach volleyball will take place from July 24 to 30 with 32 of the best duos of the Americas at the two courts located in San Miguel. The system considers a preliminary round (with a round-robin format), quarterfinals, semifinals, finals and qualifying rounds for fifth and 16th place.
Peru women’s team will be represented by Alexandra Mendoza and Lisbeth Allca, top one of the U-20 South American ranking and fifth place at the 2019 Beach Volleyball World Championship. The Peruvian duo will compete against El Salvador, Cuba and Paraguay in its group. Meanwhile, the men’s team is formed by Bruno Seminario and Gabriel Vásquez and they will be competing against Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Venezuela.
There are still tickets available at the Pan American and Parapan American Games website: lima2019.pe/tickets. Tickets are also available at Jockey Plaza shopping center, Santiago de Surco, hypermarkets and shops of Metro and Wong in Chorrillos, Independencia, La Molina, Lima, Miraflores, San Borja, San Isidro, San Juan de Miraflores, San Miguel and Surco points of sale.