Author: Lima 2019 press release Lima, 30 August 2019


Team Peru will aim to beat Brazil at 17:30 and qualify to the second round of this fantastic Para sports event.

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On the eighth day of competition at Lima 2019, the Peruvian football 5-a-side team will seek to defeat Brazil in the first round of this exciting Para sport that has captivated all fans.

Everyone is invited to the Villa Maria del Triunfo Sports Center at 17:30 to cheer on the national team. In this venue will also compete the Mexican, Costa Rican, Argentinian and Colombian teams starting at 15:00.

In football 7-a-side, Peru will also open the competition day with a remarkable match against the United States at 09:30 at the Villa María del Triunfo Sports Center. The delegations of Colombia, Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela will also compete on this date.

The women’s national goalball team will also go for victory against Costa Rica at 16:15 at the Miguel Grau Coliseum in Callao. Also, the teams from Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil and the United States will face off starting at 12:30.

On the other hand, at the National Sports Village, starting at 11:00, the most outstanding Para weightlifters from the Americas will aspire to immortalize their names with the gold medal in the challenging Para powerlifting events of -49 kg, -41 kg, -45 kg, -50 kg, -55 kg, and -54 kg, in the men's and women's categories. Peruvian Diego Quispe will be one of the main figures in the -54 kg competition.

Also, at the VIDENA Aquatic Center, two Para swimming sessions will begin at 09:00 and 17:00, respectively. The winners of the gold, bronze and silver medals will be defined in the strenuous 200m individual medley, 400m freestyle, 50m butterfly and 100m backstroke events, among others.

Also, in wheelchair tennis, the most outstanding Para tennis players of the Americas, including the world’s number one Gustavo Fernandez from Argentina, will compete for the gold medal in the quad singles and doubles, men's and women's modality, at the Lawn Tennis Club at 11:00.

Last but not least, the more outstanding Para athletes in the Americas will seek to pass to the next stage in the wheelchair basketball competition. Boccia and Para badminton events will also be held on this date at the Villa El Salvador Sports Center and VIDENA Sports Center 3, respectively, venues that were specifically built for Lima 2019. For more information about the dates and venues, please visit