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ROSBIL GUILLÉN, CANDIDATE FOR LIMA 2019 BEST PARA ATHLETE

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A Peruvian Para athlete has the opportunity to be considered as the best Parapan American Games athlete. The Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) revealed its list to choose the Best Male Athlete in August, considering the performances at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games.

Rosbil Guillén is on this list. He won the gold medal in Para athletics at Lima 2019 in 1500 meters and also had the chance to win another gold medal in the 5000 m, but was disqualified due to an error at the end of the race. The best male Para athlete will be selected through the public’s votes. You can cast your vote here: Https://www.paralympic.org/americas-paralympic-committee. and support the Peruvian Para athlete so that he is selected as the best of Lima 2019. You have until Friday, October 11.

APC decided to change the vote, in lieu of the Americas Athlete of the Month award for August, there will be three different categories: Best Female Athlete, Best Male Athlete and Best Team, based on results obtained at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games.

Recently, Colombian 12-year-old Para swimmer Sara Vargas was named Lima 2019 Best Female Athlete, after winning four golds and one silver at the Parapan American Games. Peruvian athlete Angélica Espinoza was also a candidate and finished fifth in the ranking.

THE CANDIDATES FOR BEST MALE ATHLETE ARE:

Rosbil Guillén, Peru, Para athletics

Won a redemptive gold in the men’s 1500 m T11 (event for Para athletes with visual impairment with a guide) following his disqualification after finishing first in the 5000 m final

Gustavo Fernández, Argentina, wheelchair tennis

World No. 1 did not disappoint and won gold both in the singles and doubles, defeating his rivals.

Carson Sanocki, USA, Para swimming

At 20 years old, enjoyed successful Games in Lima by winning two golds, one silver and one bronze.

Alberto Abarza, Chile, Para swimming

Had a performance to remember in the pool with three golds and two silvers to finish as his country’s most decorated athlete.

Akeem Stewart, Trinidad & Tobago, Para athletics

Won gold in discus F64 with a 63.70 world record throw; he also added silver in the javelin to his tally.

Javier Serna-Marlon Pérez, Colombia, Para cycling

Secured double titles on Peruvian soil, in time trial and B race.

Herbert Aceituno, El Salvador, Para powerlifting

Claimed his country’s first Parapan American gold in 20 years by topping the podium in the up to 65 kg.

Henry Borges, Uruguay, judo

Defended the men’s up to 60 kg title he had won at Toronto 2015 and gave Uruguay the only gold in Lima.

Raúl Anguiano, Guatemala, Para badminton

Became a celebrity in his country overnight by winning Guatemala’s first Parapan title ever in singles SL4.

Eduardo Ávila Sánchez, Mexico, judo

Rose to the challenge by taking the men’s up to 81 kg gold.

The nominations were compiled from submissions by National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) from across the continent.

The 2019 Americas Athlete of the Month winners are:

• January – Johanna Sossa and Johana Martinez, Colombia, wheelchair tennis

• February – Rebeca Valenzuela Alvarez, Mexico, athletics

• March – Matias Pino, Chile, table tennis

• April – Daniel Martins, Brazil, athletics

• May – Sherman Guity, Costa Rica, athletics

• June – Luis Flores, Chile, table tennis

• July – Juan Carlos Garrido, Chile, powerlifting

• August (Lima 2019 Best Female Athlete) – Sara Vargas, Colombia, swimming

SOURCE: With information from the Americas Paralympic Committee.

 

SCHOOL PARA ATHLETICS DEMONSTRATES LIMA 2019 LEGACY

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The Para athletics events made the last day of National School Sports Games competitions an exciting one in the Athletics Stadium. It was the first time they were included in this tournament, thanks to the legacy that the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games left.

Students with some type of impairment competed in the Para athletics events with great enthusiasm in front of a good number of spectators that gathered in this modern venue built for Lima 2019. When the competition concluded, Para athlete and Parapan American Games medalist Carlos Felipa awarded some medals to tournament winners.

Also included in these Games were Para swimming and sitting volleyball; students from all across the country participated.

Over 2600 students from 24 regions of the country participated in various competitions, which took place in two of the venues built for the Lima 2019 Games: the Athletics Stadium and the Aquatic Center, both located in Videna.

It was in the Athletics Stadium that the Para athletics competitions took place for the first time. They were included in this edition of the National School Sports Games after the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games, demonstrating the legacy they are leaving for the country.

The National School Sports Games were held from September 16 to today.

PARAPAN AMERICAN GAMES: 15 UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS

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Muchos momentos quedarán en nuestros recuerdos, comenzando el 22 de agosto, cuando comenzaron las competiciones de los Juegos Parapanamericanos Lima 2019 . Un total de 1890 atletas para para de 30 países que nos visitaron en Lima 2019 nos dieron hermosos momentos de victoria y pérdida; Permanecerán para siempre en los recuerdos de todos.

  1. La chilena Tamara Leonelli ganó la primera medalla de oro en Lima 2019 en el segundo día de competencia y se convirtió en la primera en clasificarse para los Juegos Paralímpicos de Tokio 2020.Inauguración de los Juegos Parapanamericanos.
  2. El Estadio Nacional estuvo abarrotado durante la Ceremonia de Apertura de los Juegos Parapanamericanos de Lima 2019, que impresionó a todos con la inclusión emocional de las personas con discapacidad en el espectáculo. El campeón paralímpico peruano Jimmy Eulert fue elegido para encender el caldero.Medalla de oro para el peruano Rosbill Guillén.
  3. La para atleta Rosbil Guillén ganó la primera medalla de oro para Perú en la clase T11 de 1500 metros. Con esta victoria, el atleta Para de Huancayo se vengó, ya que días antes había perdido la medalla de oro en los 5000 metros después de ser descalificado por separarse de su guía en la línea de meta.
  4. Perú alcanzó un número histórico de medallas de oro en los Juegos Parapanamericanos con las victorias de Pedro Pablo de Vinatea y Pilar Jáuregui en el bádminton Para. Para ciclista Israel Hilario y la atleta de Para taekwondo Angélica Espinoza también encabezaron el podio para un total de cinco medallas de oro. Además, Perú reclamó tres medallas de plata y siete de bronce, lo que representa un total de 15 medallas.
  5. Brasil encabezó la mesa final de medallas por cuarta vez consecutiva en los Juegos Parapanamericanos. Con la mayor delegación en su historia, Brasil también superó el mayor número de medallas en un solo evento continental: 124 de oro y 308 en total. Un récord impresionante.
  6. México, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador y Colombia también superaron sus mejores actuaciones en la historia de los Juegos Parapanamericanos.
  7. El judoca mexicano Eduardo Ávila entró en la historia del deporte en su país después de ganar su cuarto título parapanamericano consecutivo. Con sus dos medallas de oro en los Juegos Paralímpicos de Beijing 2008 y Río 2016, y otros dos títulos mundiales, es considerado como uno de los judokas más exitosos de América.
  8. La para atleta brasileña Verónica Hipólito es el mejor ejemplo de que todo es posible en la vida. Después de superar dos cirugías en la cabeza que la dejaron en cama durante dos años, llegó al último lugar de la cuota unos días antes del inicio de Lima 2019. Los médicos le dieron pocas oportunidades de competir nuevamente y ganar medallas, ya que asumieron que esto era poco probable . Sin embargo, ganó tres medallas de plata y todo el continente estaba encantado con su historia de superación personal.
  9. Después de ganar el evento de estilo libre de 50 metros, la nadadora de Para, Joana Silva, rompió a llorar en el podio. Meses antes, había perdido a su padre y estaba a punto de abandonar esta disciplina. Sin embargo, ella se recuperó, prometiéndole a su difunto padre que haría lo mejor que pudiera, y así sucedió: ganó seis medallas en Lima 2019, un total de 15 desde su debut en los Juegos Parapanamericanos de Guadalajara 2011.
  10. Las gemelas brasileñas Debora y Beatriz Carneiro fueron una curiosidad en los Juegos. Han estado entrenando juntos desde que eran niños y, cuando compiten entre ellos, siempre comparten los títulos. En Lima 2019, obtuvieron el primer y segundo lugar en los eventos de braza de 100m y de popurrí individual de 200m. Por supuesto, Debora ganó el primer evento y Beatriz el segundo, para mantener la tradición.
  11. Brasil ganó en el fútbol 5, un deporte para personas con discapacidad visual, alcanzando la gloria de los Juegos Parapanamericanos por cuarta vez en el Centro Deportivo Villa María del Triunfo. Los cinco veces campeones mundiales derrotaron a Argentina por 2-0 en la final, con las estrellas Jefinho y Cassio anotando los goles ganadores.
  12. El equipo brasileño de fútbol 7, compuesto por personas con parálisis cerebral, también se llevó la medalla de oro después de derrotar a Argentina. Con esta victoria, los "canarinhos" aseguraron su tercer título en la competencia, después de ganar en Río 2007 y Toronto 2015.
  13. En el juego más emotivo de Lima 2019, Canadá venció a Estados Unidos en la final de baloncesto femenino en silla de ruedas. El equipo femenino canadiense ganó el partido por una diferencia de tres puntos, pero este juego apretado se fue al grano, ya que los estadounidenses estaban en posesión de la pelota en la última jugada. Tenían ocho segundos para jugar, pero perdieron su última oportunidad de igualar y forzar un período de tiempo extra. Así es el deporte: no hay ganadores hasta que termine la competencia.
  14. Con más de 170,000 espectadores, Lima 2019 batió un récord de asistencia a los Juegos Parapanamericanos. Además de este hito, Lima 2019 fue considerada la competencia multideportiva mejor organizada en la historia parapanamericana, así como el evento con el sistema de transporte más accesible en todas las ediciones de los Juegos.Más de 170 mil aficionados presenciaron los Juegos Parapanamericanos.
  15. El penúltimo día de la competencia Para Badminton se jugó en un ambiente deportivo emocional, lleno de fanáticos peruanos en el Centro Deportivo 2 de VIDENA, incluida la base oficial de fanáticos de Perú, "La Blanquirroja". El mismo día en que Pedro Pablo de Vinatea reclamó oro para Perú, el guatemalteco Raúl Anguiano hizo historia para su país después de ganar su primera y única medalla de oro en seis ediciones de los Juegos Parapanamericanos.

 

    19 PARA ATHLETES THAT STOOD OUT AT LIMA 2019

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    Lima 2019 awarded over 1500 medalists throughout the 11 days of the largest multi-sports event in the continent. We still get a feeling of nostalgia when we remember the best Parapan American Games in history, in which spectators witnessed the high competition level of the great stars and new talents in the Americas. 

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    The best Para athletes are listed below:

    1.    Omara Durand (Cuba) Para athletics T12

    The fastest woman of the Paralympic movement made history at Lima 2019 after winning three gold medals at the Parapan American Games for the third time in a row. The Cuban athlete earned the victory in 100, 200 and 400 m. Besides, she broke the Parapan American record in 400 and 200 m events (she even did it twice in the latter).

    2.    Petrúcio Ferreira (Brazil) Para athletics T47

    The Brazilian Para athlete arrived at Lima with two world records in 100 and 200 m, and he did not disappoint at all. He claimed the gold in 100 and 400 m and a silver in mixed relay, repeating his success of Toronto 2015. In the 100 m, he even surprised us all by setting two new records on the same day.

    3.    Daniel Dias (Brazil) Para swimming S5

    The best Para swimmer of all times took home six gold medals at Lima 2019. These new victories added up to the total of 33 golds he has obtained along his four Parapan American Games finals. So far, Dias has won 77 gold medals in his career, including 14 Paralympic medals and 30 world titles. He is, for sure, a true sport legend.

    4.    Gustavo Fernández (Argentina) wheelchair tennis

    The best wheelchair tennis player of the world circuit obtained his third consecutive gold medal in the Games and his second gold in doubles. This way, “Gusti” finished the year on a high note, as he arrived in Lima as the champion of three Grand Slam tournaments: the 2019 Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon. What a legend!

    5.    José de Jesús Castillo (Mexico) Para powerlifting

    The best Para powerlifter of the Americas rose to the top at Lima 2019 after winning the gold in the -107 kg weight class, his fourth consecutive title in the Games. “Chuy” has now a secure a spot among the top Para powerlifters in this discipline.

    6.    Amalia Pérez (Mexico) Para powerlifting

    She snatched her fourth gold medal at the Parapan American Games in the -55 kg weight class, breaking the Parapan American record. The Mexican is also a five-time Paralympic medalist.

    7.    Yanina Martínez (Argentina) Para athletics T36

    She repeated her success of Toronto 2015, by winning the gold in both 100 and 200 m in Lima. Her next challenge is to defend the 100 m title she claimed at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

    8.    Sara Vargas (Colombia) Para swimming S6

    The new Para swimming talent of our continent earned four golds and one silver at just 12 years old in her first major event ever. Also, she broke five Parapan American records, becoming one of the best Para athletes in the Americas.

    9.    Phelipe Melo (Brazil) Para swimming S10

    He crowned himself as the Para athlete with the most medals at Lima 2019, with seven golds and one bronze.
     So far, he has collected 22 medals in three Parapan American Games.

    10.  Nelson Crispín (Colombia) Para swimming S6

    He broke his own record by taking home five golds, one silver and one bronze, surpassing the number of medals achieved in Toronto (three golds, two silvers and one bronze medal). What is more, he broke the 100 m breaststroke world record.

    11.  Carlos Serrano (Colombia) Para swimming S7

    At Lima 2019, he surpassed his Toronto 2015 achievements with seven medals (five golds, one silver and one bronze), thus breaking five Parapan American records.
     His next challenge is to go beyond the three Paralympic medals he obtained at Río 2016 (one, gold, one silver and one bronze).

    12.  Naomí Somellera (Mexico) Para swimming S7

    At age 20, she showed us all she is at the top of her game, by collecting six gold medals at Lima 2019.
     This way, she surpassed her Toronto 2015 performance, where she picked up two medals.

    13.  Alberto Abarza (Chile) Para swimming S2

    The Chilean flag-bearer claimed three golds and two silvers, setting the Parapan American record in four events.

    14.  Wimana Stewart (Trinidad and Tobago) Para athletics F43

    She snatched two gold medals, breaking the Parapan American and world record in discus throw, as well as the Parapan American record in javelin throw twice.

    15.  Matías Pino (Chile) Wheelchair tennis TT6

    He claimed two Parapan American titles and helped his country achieve its best performance in the Games.

    16.  Clara Brown (United States) Para cycling C1-C3

    She won three golds (one on track and two on road) and one bronze in track cycling, thus breaking three Parapan American records.

    17.  Fabricio Barros (Brazil) Para athletics T12

    To everyone’s surprise, he earned the victory in the 100 m event, defeating favorites such as Noah Malone from the USA and Leinier Savón from Cuba. Besides, he broke the 100 m Parapan American record in his category with a time of 10.97.

    18.  Nicholas Bennett (Canada) Para swimming S14

    At age 15, he is the new Canadian Paralympic star, and he made it clear to everyone by taking three gold medals and one silver in Lima 2019. He is one of the most well-rounded Para swimmers in the continent, as he has won medals in all four styles.

    19.  Thiago Paulino (Brazil) Para athletics F57

    He broke the world and Parapan American shot put record all in one day, collecting an epic gold medal for his country.

    CLOSE TO 6000 VOLUNTEERS PARTICIPATE IN LIMA 2019 PARAPAN AMERICAN GAMES

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    The contribution of the volunteers was critical for the success of the Lima 2019 Pan American Games, thanks to teamwork and their contribution, which Panam Sports (Pan American Sports Organization) recognized. This success was then replicated at the Parapan American Games.

    The head of the Lima 2019 Volunteer Program, Ángela Morales, revealed that 5900 volunteers, distributed throughout several sports venues and with various operational roles, participated in the Parapan American Games, which ended on September 1.

    She also said that the number of volunteers for these Games has been quite motivating and has left a strong volunteer program for Peru as a legacy, which must be taken on by an institution, so that this model can be repeated in future international events.

    Morales stated that a platform was implemented to distribute types of certificates online: one for the training volunteers received and another for their participation in the Games. Each volunteer will obtain two certificates for having been a part of the successful Lima 2019 Volunteer Program.

     

    PAN AMERICAN GAMES VOLUNTEERS IN NUMBERS


    The head of the Lima 2019 Volunteer Program also highlighted that the Organizing Committee successfully closed the first stage of the Pan American Games. “We are delighted with the results; everyone did their part and actively participated, which should be a source of pride for all Peruvians,” she said.

    She specified that 11,900 volunteers participated in the Pan American Games, 85% of which were young people between the ages of 18 and 25; also, 60% of the total number of volunteers were women. All of this is part of the contribution made by the Lima 2019 Volunteer Program for Peru.

    Morales also stated that the 630 underage volunteers, between 16 and 17 years of age, also did an outstanding job. There were 480 volunteers who came from different parts of the world, such as Germany, the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Japan, among other countries.

    Another important group of volunteers were senior citizens, who were approximately 600. They gave their time and kind disposition to support these Games.

    It should be noted that the Lima 2019 volunteers were trained prior to carrying out their tasks. They worked in marketing, spectator services and the press. They all had the chance to select a venue to volunteer at and, in exchange for their work, they received transportation, food and accident insurance.

    PARAPAN AMERICAN MEDALISTS RECEIVE WELL-DESERVED DISTINCTION AT GOVERNMENT PALACE

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    Lima 2019 will be the fondest memory for the Para athletes who, thanks to the Parapan American Games, were recognized by a country that valued their efforts to bring joy to all Peruvians. This morning, the 15 Para athletes who had the honor of winning a medal received well-deserved recognition. 

    The Government Palace opened its doors so that President Martín Vizcarra could award a distinction to the Para athletes, in the rank of “Comendador,” under Supreme Resolution No. 141-2019-RE. This decoration was awarded to the gold medalists: Pilar Jáuregui (Para badminton, WH2), Angélica Espinoza (Para taekwondo, K44 -49 kg), Pedro Pablo de Vinatea (Para badminton, SL3), Rosbil Guillén (Para athletics, 1500 m T11) and Israel Hilario (Para cycling road, men’s time trial C1-2). 

    The Para athletes who obtained a silver medal were also awarded this decoration: Luis Sandoval (Para athletics, 5000 m T11), Carlos Felipa (Para athletics, shot put F63) and Jorge Arcela (shooting Para sport, mixed 10 m air rifle prone SH1). The same distinction was awarded to the bronze medalists: Noemí Vásquez (Para powerlifting, -50 kg), Efraín Sotacuro (Para athletics, 1500 m T46), Héctor Salvá (Para badminton, SS63), Rodrigo Santillán (Para swimming, men’s 100 m backstroke S2 (S1)), William Fernández (Para taekwondo, K44 -61kg), Fred Villalobos (Judo -81 kg) and Dunia Felices (Para swimming, women’s 50 m butterfly S5 (S1-S4)). Peru obtained five gold, three silver and seven bronze medals at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games.  

    Los 15 Para deportistas fueron condecorados con el grado de Comendador por el Presidente de la República, Martín Vizcarra Cornejo.

    On behalf of the Para athletes, Pedro Pablo de Vinatea gave thanks for the support they received to achieve good results. “On behalf of all athletes and Para athletes, I want to thank the generous support of the Peruvian Government. These medals will remain in our hearts. We’re proud to inspire our fellow Peruvians. Now they recognize and congratulate us. We’re respected and admired. They now see us as highly competitive athletes. We were able to put on a great show and we’re Peruvian winners. From now on there’s no turning back. We’ve made the whole country proud. And we want the Government to continue support Para sports. On behalf of all sports, thank you very much, Mr. President,” said a moved De Vinatea during his speech. 

    The Para athletes and the president of the National Paralympic Association of Peru, Lucha Villar, gave President Martín Vizcarra replicas of the Lima 2019 medals and the Peruvian delegation’s jacket as a thank you. 

    THE FASTEST ATHLETE IN THE AMERICAS WITH BETTER TIMES IN LIMA 2019

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    He used to love futsal when he was a teenager and started practicing sports. His speed called the attention of his coach who encouraged him to practice athletics. Petrúcio Ferreira is today the fastest Para athlete in the Americas and has the world record in 100 and 200 m T47.

    The last day of Para athletics in Lima 2019, Petrúcio not only picked up the gold medal in 100 m and broke twice his own Parapan American record, he also won his first gold medal in 400 m, which is not his forte but shows that he is a well-rounded Para athlete.

    “I leave quite happy with the two gold medals and after improving my own Parapan American record”. I knew it was going to be hard to improve my marks since I am just in the base period for the Dubai World Championship in November. This was a good training for improving my world record” he told Lima 2019.

    That accident to his left arm at his house in Paraiba (northeast of Brazil) left him with a lesson. Two years after the accident he was still strong. Today he is stronger since he is able to achieve great things for his country.

    “This happened to me as a child. My father’s mistake did not break me. I grew up adapting to my impairment and today I am happy. I even think that if I had my left arm, I would not be this fortunate. I even get to show the world nothing is impossible”, the world champion added.

    Petrúcio added a fourth Parapan American title to his list of two gold medals in 100 and 200 m in the London 2017 World Championship and a Paralympic gold medal in 100 m in Rio 2016. His next goal is to have better the times of the best two Para athletes in the world for T11 and T12. He aims at great things.

    ROSBIL GUILLÉN WON HIS PLACE IN THE TOKYO 2020 PARALYMPIC GAMES AND IN THE DUBAI 2019 WORLD PARA ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

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    Rosbil “The Wonder” Guillén never imagined being recognized in such short time. He has been roughly for a year in Para athletics and he has already won a gold medal at the Parapan American Games, the greatest competition in the Americas.

    But it is not the only thing the Para athlete born in Huaytará, Huancavelica, has achieved. Thanks to his victory in Lima 2019, he will have the chance to compete against the best in the world at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and at the Dubai 2019 World Para Athletics Championships. Something he never imagined when the year began, and he decided to fully dedicate himself to high level competition.

    The name “Rosbil Guillén is new in Para sports. He could not have guessed, two years ago, that he would be on the spotlight. He never though getting such important awards so fast, because he has just started training seriously since January last year, when he decided to travel to Huancayo and work along with Sunil Herrera, who was training Efraín Sotacuro. Rosbil Guillén had his revenge and won the first gold medal for Peru.

    In few months they noticed his aptitude and earn his right to participate in the Parapan American Games where he surprised everyone after winning the 1500 m T11 competition (Para athletes running with visual impairment and with guides) in Lima 2019. He won the first gold medal for Peru, and that brought the best of news for the runner from Huancavelica, who also lived in Ica.

    Thanks to the times he made in the competition, The National Paralympic Association of Peru, chaired by Lucha Villar, informed him that his next challenges would be the Dubai World Para Athletics Championships, to be held next November and that he will be competing in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, the most important sport event of the world. “Thank God they told us we will be participating in the Dubai World Championships and the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. I’m going to compete in the 1500 m and 500 m, with my guide Rio Ferdinand Cerceda, but this time, we will hold each other until the end,” said the Peruvian Para athlete.

    Rosbil Guillén is very happy for winning gold so soon. “I’m very happy, and I was even more when they told me I won gold in the 1500 m. I was waiting for this a year ago. I dreamed about winning a medal and it happen. We work really hard to recover the medal we lost in the 5000 m, even I don’t think of this as a revenge. Entering Para sports was a tough call, I didn’t imagine myself doing this, two years ago. It wasn’t my goal, but I began to make better times and getting a good level,” said the Para athlete.

    “All these victories are thanks to my guides (he runs with Carlos Gálvez and Rio Ferdinand Cerceda, with whom he won the 5000 m and 1500 m events.) I like Para athletics and that’s why I decided to train (he also played football-5-a-side.) I’m really proud to represent my country and I’m really happy for winning a medal. I’m thankful to God and I’m happy for being recognized by my countrymen. Thanks to all who supported me. Thanks to Gladys Tejeda, Efraín Sotacuro, Luis Sandoval for their advice, they had always encouraged me to be where I am now,” said Rosbil Guillén.

    Thanks to Rosbil Guillén, Peru won a gold medal again at Parapan American Games. Twelve years ago. Jimmy Eulert had won three gold medals in 50 m freestyle, 100 m freestyle and 50 m backstroke Para swimming events in Rio 2007.

    Guillén's gold adds up to the medals won by Carlos Felipa (silver), Carlos Sandoval (silver), Efraín Sotacuro (bronze) in Para athletics. Jorge Arcela (silver) in shooting Para sport, Rodrigo Santillán (bronze in Para swimming) and Fred Villalobos (bronze in judo.)

    TICKETS ON SALE

    To see the brilliant Para athletes of the Americas in action at the Parapan American Games, buy your tickets starting at PEN 10. There will be a 50 % discount for minors, senior citizens and people with an impairment. Tickets can be bought at tickets booth at VIDENA (gates 1 and 10) and at the 11 points of sale in Lima.

    Tickets can also be purchased online at lima2019.pe/tickets, where you will also find the sports calendar with detailed competition schedules. 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.

    ROSBIL GUILLÉN HAS HIS REVENGE AND WINS FIRST GOLD FOR PERU

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    A twist of fate. We were all surprised last Saturday when Rosbil Guillén lost the gold medal in the 5000 m race, after crossing first the finish line. His guide made a mistake and he lost the medal, but only four days later, he took a long awaited revenge. This time, he took his precautions. Without hesitations, with no mistakes, fully focused and passionate, Rosbil Guillén came back to his feet, and in a great way.

    And as it is with twists and turns of life and sports, he crowned a great victory tonight with the first gold for Peru, thanks to a mistake by Ecuadorian Darwin Castro, who crossed the finish line in front of Guillén.

    This way, the “Wonder” Guillén had his revenge and won gold in the 1500 m T11 category event (Para athletes with visual impairment running with guides), to forget the disappointment of losing the medal in the 5000 m when his guide lost him before crossing the finish line.

    As Rosbil Guillén acknowledged, he ran this time without making any mistakes, and he placed second in a tough race, with 4 m 23 s 88 c, his best mark for 1500 m where he won the sixth medal for Peru. However, seconds after finishing the event, the judges disqualified the Ecuadorian athlete Castro, and so Guillén reached the top of the podium.

    His guide, Rio Ferdinand Cereceda, named after the English footballer who played in the national team and Manchester United in the 2000’s, did not make any mistake and ran along with Rosbil without letting him go until the end, and so Peru received its best moment of this Parapan American Games.

    “I’m really happy, and even more because I lost the gold in the 5000 m. This time I played and competed fairly. This medal is for all Peruvians. I’m grateful to God for his blessings and to my family that supported me the whole time to get this medal. Go Peru,” said the Peruvian Para athlete very excited. In this same event, the Peruvian Luis Sandoval placed fourth.

    Peru wins again a gold medal in this kind of events after 12 years, when at the Rio 2007 Parapan American Games, Jimmy Eulert won three golds in Para swimming in 50 m freestyle, 100 m freestyle and 50 m backstroke events.

    Guillén's gold adds up to the medals won by Carlos Felipa (silver), Jorge Arcela (silver), Carlos Sandoval (silver), Efraín Sotacuro (bronze) and Fred Villalobos (bronze).

    Meanwhile, as Lima 2019 Para athletics competitions are closing, Peruvians are showing good performances in their respective events. Jesús Castillo with 12s50c and José Luis Casas with 12s72c achieved their best personal marks in the 100 m T 64 competition (athletes competing with prostheses in lower limbs or with different lower limbs length.) Kenny Pacheco also scored a personal best in shot put F55 (athletes compete in sitting position), with a distance of 8 m 05 cm.

    TICKETS ON SALE

    To see the brilliant Para athletes of the Americas in action at the Parapan American Games, buy your tickets starting at PEN 10. There will be a 50 % discount for minors, senior citizens and people with an impairment. Tickets can be bought at tickets booth at VIDENA (gates 1 and 10) and at the 11 points of sale in Lima.

    Tickets can also be purchased online at lima2019.pe/tickets, where you will also find the sports calendar with detailed competition schedules. 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.