Author: Lima 2019 press release Lima, 25 August 2019


Jorge Arcela from Ayacucho reached the second place in the competition of 10m air rifle prone, defined in the last shot.

Jorge Arcela

A beautiful sunrise on Sunday On the fourth day of competitions of the Parapan American Games, the Peruvian delegation won a new medal with a great performance of Jorge Arcela from Ayacucho in shooting Para sport.

Arcela, a brave member of the Peruvian Police who defeated death, shot until the end for the gold in the competition of 10m air rifle prone SH1, but the American Taylor Farmer got the gold medal in the last shot with an accumulated score of 250.2. The Peruvian athlete obtained 250.1 and placed second with the silver medal.

Arcela kept among the first places during the last stage of the competition, which helped him obtain a silver medal since Farmer was more accurate in the last shot. See the competition results of the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games

The Peruvian Para athlete is a role model because he defeated death when crime tried to take his life during the time he was a police officer in Trujillo. He got better and now brought great joy to Peru and his family, who accompanied him in Las Palmas Shooting Range.

I want to thank my family for this medal. They were always by my side. Thanks to my dear Ayacucho. Thank God for all the blessings. This is for Peru and everyone who supported me.Arcela said in tears quite excited.

The medal won by Arcela is the third medal won by the Peruvian representatives at Lima 2019 and the second silver medal after the one won by Luis Sandoval in Para athletics. We have a bronze medal won by Fred Villalobos in judo.

Milagros Palomino is another Peruvian representative who reached the last stage and placed seventh.