Author: Lima 2019 press release Lima, 28 August 2019


The Cuban Para athlete left an indelible mark at the Athletics Stadium, where her name will be engraved for posterity due to her brilliant career.

Omara Durand

Confirming that she is the best sprinter in the world, the Cuban Omara Durand closed her participation at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games with a third gold medal, as well as a new Parapan American record in the 400 m event, which was her last competition in Peru.

Durand will always be remembered in the country because she left her name engraved at the Athletics Stadium in VIDENA, where her handprints will be placed next to the ones of Usain Bolt, the fastest man in history. Omara, in her participation at Lima 2019, won all of her competitions without much resistance from her opponents in category T12 (Para athletes with a visual impairment who run with a guide).

In her last competition in Peru, Omara Durand, along with her guide Kindelán Vargas, finished in 52s51c in the 400 m event, breaking her own Parapan American record of 54s22c, achieved a day before in the qualification round.

Omara Durand, considered the fastest Para athlete in the world, won her first gold medal at Lima 2019 in the 200 m event in category T12, and then she did it again in 100 m, just to finish her amazing journey in the country with her third gold medal by winning in the 400 m event.

The Cuban athlete has now eleven Parapan American medals: three won at Rio 2007 (100, 200 and 400 m), two at Guadalajara 2011 (100 and 400 m), three at Toronto 2015 (100, 200 and 400 m) and three at Lima 2019 (100, 200 and 400). Plus, we have to add her five Paralympic gold medals won at London 2012 (two) and Rio 2016 (three).


If you want to see the amazing Para athletes who are participating at the Parapan American Games, you can buy your tickets starting at PEN 10. In addition, there will be a 50% discount for children under 18, senior citizens and people with an impairment. Tickets are available at the tickets offices in VIDENA (gate 1 and gate 10) and also at the 11 authorized points of sale throughout the city.

Tickets can be also purchased online at, where you will also find the detailed competition schedules. In the case of e-tickets, printing will no longer be necessary since customers can show their e-ticket on the screen of their mobile phones at the entrance of the sports venue