Author: Lima 2019 press release Lima, 20 August 2019


The Parapan American Flame made its first stop at the venue which is now home to the Americas’ best Para athletes. Its journey starts tomorrow.

Antorcha en Villa

In just a few hours, the Parapan American Flame will travel through Lima, carrying along the dreams of the 1890 Para athletes from 33 countries who will be taking part in the Parapan American Games. The Torch, lit at the Pachacámac fortress this morning, is already at the Village. There, a relay was held with representatives of the Peruvian delegation. 

Luz Santa Cruz, Erick Bonet, Jenny Vargas, Pablo Cueto, Noemí Vásquez, Lino Ibáñez, Jayme Regalado, Juan Lazarte and William Fernández proudly carried the Torch. The three-day journey will start in Surco tomorrow, eventually arriving at the Opening Ceremony, to be held at the National Stadium on August 23. The cauldron will then be lit, starting Lima 2019

“I’m proud of taking part in this great sports celebration and representing my country in my discipline. These are my first Games. Carrying the torch in this event inside the Village has made feel so excited. This is a special moment,” stated Luz Santa Cruz, member of the Peruvian sitting volleyball team. 

The event took place at the Flag Plaza of the Village’s International Zone, minutes before the official welcome to the Argentina, Costa Rica and Mexico delegations. Those in attendance did not miss the chance to have photos taken with the Parapan American Torch during this incredibly emotional event.  


Tickets are already available for competitions (starting at PEN 10), and for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. There will be a 50% discount for children under 18, senior citizens and people with an impairment. Tickets can only be purchased at the 11 authorized points of sale. 

They can also be bought online, on the, where the competition schedules are detailed. In the case of e-tickets, printing will no longer be necessary since customers can show their e-tickets from their mobile phones at the entrance of the sports venue. 

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