SPORTS FOR EVERYONE AT LIMA 2019 VENUES
Starting today and until the weekend, national and international competitions will take place at the Callao, VIDENA and Villa María del Triunfo venues.
Sports competitions are still going strong and even more so with the first-rate infrastructure that is now available thanks to the Lima 2019 Games, event that recently took place in our country and that was considered as the best Games in the history of our continent.
VIDENA is one of these venues, where the table tennis pre-Olympic tournament will take place starting on October 25, with the best teams of the Americas fighting for a spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The opening ceremony will start at 10:00 and matches will be held during the afternoon, from Friday 25 to Sunday 27.
As a qualifying event, this will be the first major tournament, after the end of the Pan American and Parapan American Games, that will be hosted in Sports Center 3 of VIDENA, built for the Lima 2019 Games.
This international tournament will gather Americas’ most prominent athletes: Hugo Calderano from Brazil and Adriana Diaz from Puerto Rico, gold medalists at the Pan American Games who qualified individually to Tokyo 2020.
In addition, Brazilians Vitor Ishiy, Pan American champion in Asunción 2019, and Bruna Takahashi bronze medalist in singles and in doubles with Jessica Yamada, silver medalist in mixed doubles with Gustavo Tsuboi and silver medalist in teams with Caroline Kumahara and Jessica Yamada at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games, will participate in the tournament. Chile, Argentina and Peru will also take part.
Therefore, a high-level competition will be contested at VIDENA, the largest Lima 2019 venue.
SOUTH AMERICAN VOLLEYBALL
Meanwhile, in Callao, the Girls’ U16 South American Volleyball Championship will begin on Wednesday 23, at the magnificent Callao Sports Center. The competition will take place until Sunday, October 27.
Peru’s junior team, coached by Gina Torrealva, will face Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay and Chile. Peru debuts today against Paraguay at 17:00 on the main stage of Callao Sports Center.
RUGBY, HOCKEY AND BASEBALL AT VILLA MARÍA DEL TRIUNFO
Another venue living a sport-filled weekend will be Villa María del Triunfo Sports Center, main stage of the Lima 2019 team sports. This Sunday, October 27. and Sunday, November 17, the “Women’s Rugby Super Cup” will be held, with the reopening of the rugby stadium, stage of the Pan American and Parapan American Games. This tournament will be divided into two categories: experienced players and amateur players, as stated by the Peruvian Rugby Federation.
At the same time, the semifinals of the closing event of the Men’s Metropolitan Rugby Tournament will take place in the same stadium, which has two fields, starting at 09:00. It will be a full day of rugby.
At the same time, and at the same Lima Sur venue, the National Hockey Championship will continue to be contested by the best national clubs. Meanwhile, at the baseball stadium, national league will be played. With all this activity, the Villa María del Triunfo Sports Center will witness lots of competitions in its different stages, specially built to host the Pan American and Parapan American Games. It is now an important center for sport development. Admission is free at the Villa María del Triunfo Sports Center.