MEN’S SITTING VOLLEYBALL KICKS OFF WITH FESTIVE ATMOSPHERE AT CALLAO SPORTS CENTER
Peru debuted against the three-time Parapan American champion, Brazil, with the support of the people of Callao. Tomorrow, the action continues with the women’s team debut.
There is nothing more gratifying for Lima 2019 Para athletes than competing on a stage where there is constant cheering. This morning, the Callao Sports Center provided that human warmth to the best sitting volleyball players of the continent, who expressed their gratitude with a big applause. In this festive setting, the first phase of the Parapan American Games sitting volleyball competition began.
Although the Peruvian debut was not encouraging, as they lost 3-0 to the three-time champion, Brazil, this type of international experience adds up. It is important to keep in mind that this is the first time the Peruvian teams participate in this type of competition.
“We competed against the best team of the continent, which has players who have been in three Olympic cycles. They practice the sport full time, while we have only been training seven months for this event. However, we enjoyed it because the support of the crowd was amazing and that motivates us for what’s coming next,” said the team captain, Bruno Quiros.
On his part, Brazil’s star player, Daniel Lima (world runner-up and three-time Parapan American Games champion), stated he was moved by the Peruvian fans’ support. “We applauded the fans because, for a Para athlete, this means a lot. I still remember that when I started my cycle with Brazil, at the Rio 2007 Parapan American Games, we didn’t have any fans. This will help Peruvian volleyball,” he pointed out.
The Peruvian men’s team will play two matches tomorrow: first against the United States at 10:00 and then against Canada at 15:00. The women’s team will debut against the United States from 19:00. The tournament has a round-robin format and the top four teams will advance to the semifinals. Then, the two winning teams of the semifinals will compete for the gold medal on August 28.
BUY YOUR TICKETS
Tickets to see the two Peruvian sitting volleyball teams in action start at PEN 10 and there will be a 50% discount for people under the age of 18, senior citizens and people with an impairment. Tickets may be purchased at the ticket office at VIDENA, gate 1, and at the 11 Teleticket counters.
Tickets can also be purchased online, on the official website lima2019.pe/tickets, where you can find the detailed competition schedule. In the case of e-tickets, printing will not be necessary, as the spectator can show their e-ticket on their mobile phones at the venue’s entrance.