WELL-DESERVED TRIBUTE FOR LIMA 2019 MEDALISTS AT PERUVIAN NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM MATCH
Athletes were congratulated by Ricardo Gareca’s team and the public for their achievements during the Pan American and Parapan American Games.
During the friendly match between the Peru’s and Uruguay’s national football teams, the team led by Ricardo Gareca congratulated athletes and Para athletes who won medals at the Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games, accompanied by the applause of the crowd.
This took place minutes before the friendly match started at the National Stadium, which was also the venue for the Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games ceremonies.
Pan American medalists Alexandra Grande, María Belén Bazo, Daniella Rosas, Sol Romaní, Ingrid Aranda, Andrea Almarza, Thalía Mallqui, Carlos Lam, John Trebejo, Kevin Martínez, Vania Torres, Nicolás Pacheco, Hugo del Castillo, Renzo Saux, Mariano Wong, among others, as well as Parapan American medalists Angélica Espinoza, Noemí Vásquez, Rodrigo Santillán, Fred Villalobos and William Fernández were present at the event.
Members of Peru’s national football team formed two lines and the athletes walked in the middle as they entered the National Stadium field, as is custom in European football. Most of the medalists were greeted by Paolo Guerrero, captain of the team led by Ricardo Gareca. Pedro Gallese, Renato Tapia and Edison Flores also shook hands with the athletes who made history during Lima 2019.
The Peruvian delegation obtained 39 medals during the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games and 15 during the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games, their best performance in these types of competitions. These Games were described as the “best in history” according to international organizations such as Panam Sports and the Americas Paralympic Committee.