PERUVIAN WOMEN’S GOALBALL TEAM SAYS FAREWELL WITH FIRST VICTORY AT PARAPAN AMERICAN GAMES
Team Peru beat Costa Rica 7-0 in their last match at the Miguel Grau Coliseum in Callao.
The Peruvian women’s goalball team (a Para sport especially created for persons with visual impairment) ended its first-ever participation at the Parapan American Games with a bang, claiming their first victory in the match against Costa Rica with a 7-0 score.
The local players, led by Milagros Cotrina, showed real progress even though this Para sport is new for most of them, and they have prepared for a relatively short time as a result. Cotrina, who is only 17 years old, became the top scorer of the Peruvian team this afternoon at the Miguel Grau Coliseum in Callao by scoring four goals against Costa Rica. Milagros was also the Peruvian top scorer at the Parapan American Games with six goals (she also scored once against both Canada and Mexico).
Another outstanding member of the Peruvian women’s goalball team in the competition, Jennifer Mamani, scored three goals in the 7-0 victory against Costa Rica. After this result, team Peru earned its first three points in the international competition, where they made their debut with great enthusiasm.
The Peruvian goalball team was created in 2017; a year later, they achieved the third place in South America. They are currently in the fifth position at Parapan American level with an interesting future and promising players such as Milagros Cotrina.
Erika Inuma, Nicolle Pelayo, Nicole Pérez and Diana Flores were also part of the national team. They all were eagerly supported by the fans in the Miguel Grau Coliseum of Callao, which was especially remodeled for the Lima 2019 Games.
The semifinals will take place tomorrow, featuring the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. The final match for the gold medal will be played on Saturday. All these exciting events will take place in the Miguel Grau Coliseum.
TICKETS FOR SALE
Watch the Americas’ best Para athletes in action at the Parapan American Games by buying your tickets, starting at PEN 10. There is a 50% discount for children under 18, senior citizens, and people with an impairment. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket offices of the sports venue and at the 11 authorized points of sale throughout the city.
They can also be purchased online at lima2019.pe/tickets, where you will find the detailed competition schedules. 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.