SHOW YOUR SUPPORT TO PERUVIAN ATHLETES ON THE FIRST DAY OF LIMA 2019
Four Para table tennis athletes will be opening the schedule, on August 22nd, at Sports Center 3, at VIDENA. Buy your tickets at lima2019.pe/tickets
Lima 2019 Parapan American Games will gather America’s best Para table tennis players who will compete against each other starting on August 22 at the Sports Center 3, at VIDENA. 127 Para athletes divided into 11 types of impairments will try to reach the highest position in the podium where the Peruvian delegation hopes to stand out.
Trained by coach Wilson Chian Pon from Chiclayo, the four athletes part of the Peruvian team have been preparing at Jockey Club courts in Chiclayo, city where most of Para table tennis players are located. In fact, Chian Pon has been discovering new promising athletes for more than 20 years now.
Some information about the Peruvian athletes. They will compete against the best players of the continent. This is a unique opportunity to watch these great athletes in individual, double and team competitions.
Guillermo Yañez (Class 6)
He is from Arequipa and he has been practicing this discipline 12 consecutive years after having to deal with poliomyelitis. In his category, he is competing using a wheelchair and these will be his third Parapan American Games, after Rio 2007 and Guadalajara 2011. He also participated in Chile 2013 Para South American Games. He is a professional accountant and he also has parallel activities to sports, as a referee and a table tennis trainer at ArequipaColiseum.
Luis Traverso (Class 3)
After participating in Mar del Plata 95 Parapan American Games, he retired due to health problems. However, he went back to permanent activity a few years ago since he wanted to be in Lima 2019. He is a business administrator and has a currency exchange business in his hometown. In his category, he is ready to face the current Parapan American champion, the Brazilian David Freitas. “The level of Para table tennis has improved a lot in the continent.But with my family's support (coming from home next week) and Peru's support we will try to do our best”, he pointed out.
Jesús Yampufé (Class 3)
Native from Ferreñafe, he’s very passionate about sports, since he also practices and trains shooting Para sport, sheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball. After overcoming a deficiency that affected his legs, he specialized, since 2014, in Para table tennis and he even represented the country in many Open International Competitions. “This time we are more prepared to do things in a better way. We have been training for several months and we will try to show our experience playing as locals”, he said.
Shirley Aguilar (Class 2)
She has had the chance to participate in several national and international Para table tennis events since 1982. In fact, she was in the Guadalajara 2011 Games. In Lima 2019, she will compete against the current champion, the Brazilian Cátia Oliveira, another motivation to improve. She also works as a marinera teacher in Lambayeque and she is an ambassador, in her city, of this dance in wheelchair. “This performance will remain in the history of Peruvian sports. We are really motivated to shine as locals and we are counting on the support of each and every of our compatriots.
HISTORICAL DELEGATION IN LIMA 2019
Peru will be represented by 139 Para athletes, the highest number in this kind of continental events. It will participate in 16 disciplines, where sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball will have the highest number of athletes, 24 in each (12 women and same number in men’s team).
Other Para athletes will participate in boccia (4), football 5-a-side (10), CP football (14), goalball (12), judo (1), Para athletics (14), Para badminton (10), Para cycling (2), Para swimming (4), Para powerlifting (4), Para taekwondo (4), Para table tennis (4), wheelchair tennis (5) and shooting Para sport (3).
BUY YOUR TICKETS
If you want to attend the competitions, besides the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, tickets for sale from 10 soles. There will be a 50% discount for children under 18, senior citizens and people with an impairment. You can buy your tickets only at the 11 authorized points of sale.
You can also buy them online on thelima2019.pe/ticketsweb page, where the detailed competition schedule is available. In the case of digital tickets, known as e-tickets, printing will no longer be necessary since customers can show their e-ticket on their mobile phones screen at the entrance of the sports venue.