Author: Lima 2019 press release Lima, 22 August 2019


Lima 2019 starts tomorrow at the Sports Center 3 and you will be able to see in action several champions of the Americas. Buy your tickets at

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The start of the Parapan American Games will have the best Para table tennis players of the Americas as the ones in charge of opening the sports calendar. Starting tomorrow, the Sports Center 3 of VIDENA will host the first discipline of Lima 2019, which includes ten impairment classes per gender.

The competition starts at 10:00 and it will be held in six tables simultaneously. It includes men’s and women’s class 7, as well as men’s class 4 matches. It is worth mentioning that the Lima 2019 Organizing Committee informed that the class 2 (physical impairment) will not be part of the event.

The current Parapan American champions are reason enough to witness the first matches of Lima 2019. This is the case of Brazilian Paulo Salmin (gold medalist in the class 7 singles and team events at Toronto 2015 and Guadalajara 2011), who will compete against Chilean Christian Dettoni (bronze medalist in 2015).

In addition, Brazilian Danielle Rauen (bronze medalist at the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016 and gold medalist at Toronto 2015 in the class 9 events), Mexican María Paredes (class 5 champion in the same Games), as well as Brazilian Joyce Oliveira (class 4 champion) will have tough battles for the gold medal.

On this first day, the Peruvian representatives will be the class 6 national champion, Guillermo Yáñez; as well as the class 3 Para athletes, Luis Traverso and Jesús Yampufé, natives from Chiclayo, who will compete starting at 10:40.


Tickets for the matches, as well as for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, are already on sale and start at PEN 10. There will be a 50% discount for children under 18, senior citizens and people with an impairment. They can only be bought at the 11 authorized points of sale located throughout the city.

Tickets can only be purchased online at, where you can also find the competition schedule. In the case of e-tickets, printing will no longer be necessary since customers can show their e-ticket from their mobile phones at the entrance of the sports venue.


Peru will be represented by 139 Para athletes, the largest number for this type of continental competitions. In addition, we will participate in 16 disciplines, with sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball being the ones with the largest number of competitors, with 24 each (12 for the women’s team and the same amount for the men’s team).

Another of the disciplines that will be preset are: boccia (4), football 5-a-side (10), football 7-a-side (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).