PERUVIAN DELEGATION WILL BE THE LARGEST PAN-AMERICAN GAMES HISTORY
The Peruvian Olympic Committee confirmed a total of 599 athletes and 235 officials who will be representing the country on July 24 in Lima 2019.
The Lima 2019 Pan American Games will be a milestone in Peruvian sports, as they will receive the largest Peruvian delegation in the most important multi-sport event in the Americas. The Peruvian Olympic Committee confirmed 834 members (599 athletes and 235 officials, between coaches, delegates, assistants and medics) in their delegation.
Peru will be represented by 315 men and 284 women in 38 disciplines, during 19 competition days, from July 24 to August 11. Carlos Manuel Lazarte, Secretary General of the Peruvian Olympic Committee, said that it will be the largest Peruvian delegation ever in the Pan American Games.
According to the Peruvian Olympic Committee, most members of the delegation will be competing in aquatic sports. A total of 67 swimmers will compete in five disciplines (open water swimming, diving, artistic swimming, swimming and water polo). Racquetball will be the sport with the less number of athletes.
The delegation’s flag bearer will be announced on July 26 at the National Stadium. The special event will be held at the main auditorium of the San Ignacio of Loyola University (USIL). The nomination is been kept in absolute secret for now.
ABOUT LIMA 2019
The Lima 2019 Pan American Games will gather 6680 athletes from 41 countries and delegations of the Americas. There will be 19 days of competitions and ceremonies between July 24 and August 11, which will take place in 14 districts of Lima and Callao. Some venues are the VIDENA, Villa María Sports Center, Callao Regional Village, Villa El Salvador Sports Center, Punta Rocas, among others.
The Lima 2019 Pan American Games will include 39 sports and 62 disciplines, in which athletes will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals. A total of 21 disciplines are qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.