Author: Lima 2019 press release Lima, 15 August 2019


The Parapan American Games Opening Ceremony will be held on August 23 and it will gather 1890 Para athletes. Buy your tickets at and on authorized points of sale.

Piccolo y Jesus Salva

The Parapan American Games Opening Ceremony will be held on August 23 and it will gather 1890 Para athletes from 33 countries.

Jesús Salvá, Para badminton player, is one of our stars for these Games. He is training hard to give his best at the Parapan American Games. This young athlete is part of the top 30 in the world ranking and belongs to the short stature category.

Salvá, 19 years old, said he was delighted, excited and ready to compete. He is training every day up to three times a day, taking care of his diet and having physical and psychological therapies to be in best conditions.

Our Para badminton representative made a call to the public to support Para athletes, buying tickets and attending to the sports competitions of 17 sports and 18 disciplines. 

He also said that this is a great opportunity to promote Para sports and for the media to publicize the achievements of all participants.


Benoit “Piccolo” Clemente, the surfing gold-medal winner at Lima 2019, offered all his support to Para athletes of the Parapan American Games, which will be held in next few days in Lima.

“Piccolo” and Jesús Salvá encouraged all Peruvians to join this party and turn sports venues into a celebration along with the best fans in the world.

Piccolo also said that he will try to attend most competitions because Para athletes are highly capable and an example for youth and society. “We’ll be proud to see these athletes. I’m sure they will reach a lot of medals for Peruvian fans,” he stated.


Héctor Ramos, who is in charge of ticket sales for Lima 2019, invited the public to get their tickets for the Parapan American Games and encourage these Para athletes.

He also indicated that ticket prices start at PEN 10.  There will be a 50% discount for children under 18, senior citizens and people with an impairment, available in the different points of sale and through the Lima 2019 website

The Parapan American competitions will be held at VIDENA, Miguel Grau Coliseum, Callao Sports Center, Costa Verde San Miguel venue, Villa El Salvador Sports Center and Las Palmas Air Base.