Author: Lima 2019 press release Lima, 24 July 2019


The Mexican player will arrive in Lima on Sunday 28. She is going for her third gold medal in the Pan American Games. Buy your tickets at

Paola Longoria

Paola Longoria will be one of the stars of Lima 2019. The best female racquetball player of all time will arrive Sunday evening. She is going for her third gold medal, which will make her one of the most successful athletes in Pan American Games history. 

She is getting ready for the largest multi-sport event in the Americas. Her goal is to defend her title in the singles, doubles (with her partner Samantha Salas) and team categories, a title that she obtained at Guadalajara 2011 and Toronto 2015. 

“We are very prepared. I have already finished my stage with the multidisciplinary team. We were working in the city of San Luis, Potosí, but I decided to complete my training for the Pan American Games in Monterrey,” said Longoria. 


It should be noted that racquetball was created as an alternative to tennis in order to play it indoors. This sport combines the rules of squash and handball, adding the use of a racket. 

It is played in a completely enclosed court, where the floor, four walls and ceiling are part of the game. Racquetball is an aggressive and physical sport and the players frequently move quickly to score points. 

At the Pan American Games, racquetball competitions will have singles and doubles matches in a round-robin group format. After this qualifying round, there will be a second qualifying round. All matches will be played to the best of three sets. The first two sets will be played to 15 points and the third set to 11 points, according to International Racquetball Federation regulations. 

The quota for racquetball players is 60, equally divided between the men’s and women’s categories. Doubles and singles competitions will start on August 2. The final is scheduled for the first session of August 7. The team competition will end three days after that, on August 10. 


The racquetball competition starts on August 2 at the Callao Regional Sports Village courts. Fans can buy tickets for this event on the Pan American and Parapan American Games official website. 

Additionally, you can buy your tickets at any authorized point of sale at the Metro and Wong supermarkets and stores in the districts of Chorrillos, Independencia, La Molina, Lima, Miraflores, San Borja, San Isidro, San Juan de Miraflores, San Miguel and Surco.  It is worth noting that a new point of sale has recently opened at the Jockey Plaza shopping center in Santiago de Surco. 

The Pan American Games will be held from July 26 to August 11. It will feature delegations from 41 countries of the Americas, who will compete in 39 sports and 61 disciplines. Twenty-one of these disciplines are qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. A total of 6680 athletes will participate in this event.