FORT LAUDERDALE - Panam Sports announced the first edition of the Panam Sports Awards and nominated forty outstanding athletes and coaches who stood out during the 2019 season and especially during the Lima 2019 Games.
Two of the nominees are Peruvian: surfer and gold-medal winner at only 17 years old, Daniella Rosas, and the coach of the Peruvian surf team, Gabriel Aramburú.
To vote for them, Panam Sports is launching an easily accessible webpage on their website: https://www.panamsports.org/vote/. Here, sports fans, National Olympic Committees, media outlets and even the athletes themselves can vote for those they believe stood out the most at Lima 2019.
The nominees for the Panam Sports Awards are:
Best Male Athlete
Anderson Peters (Granada), Francisco Barretto (Brazil), Mijaín López (Cuba), Nicholas Paul (Trinidad and Tobago), Rubén Limardo (Venezuela).
Best Female Athlete
Chloe Dygert (USA), Delfina Pignatiello (Argentina), Paola Longoria (Mexico), Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica), Yulimar Rojas (Venezuela)
Best Men’s Team
Athletics 4x400m Relay (Colombia), Baseball (Puerto Rico), Basketball (Argentina), Beach Volleyball (Chile)
Best Women’s Team
Artistic Swimming (Canada), Handball (Brazil), Hockey (Argentina), Softball (USA)
NextGen (U-20 Male)
Alison dos Santos (Brazil), Andrew Abruzzo (USA), Daniel Restrepo (Colombia), Gabriel Rosillo (Cuba), Patricio Font (Mexico)
NextGen (U-20 Female)
Daniella Rosas (Peru), Adriana Díaz (Puerto Rico), Delfina Pignatiello (Argentina), Evita Griskenas (USA), Katherin Nuevo (Cuba), Yenny Sinisterra (Colombia)
Marco Oneto (Chile), Mariana Pajón (Colombia), Jennifer Dahlgren (Argentina), Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica)
Panam Sports Values
Claudio Biekarck (Brazil), Julio Castillo (Ecuador), Krystina Alogbo (Canada), Luis Scola (Argentina), Nathan Adrian (USA)
Gabriel Aramburú (Peru), Deysiana Mena (Costa Rica), Ivan Bautista (Mexico), Rolando Acebal (Cuba), Stephen Francis (Jamaica)
WHERE TO VOTE
Go to www.panamsports.org/vote to vote for your favorite athletes! The vote is official open and will close on November 30. The winner will be announced during the live Panam Sports Awards ceremony on December 13 in Fort Lauderdale, USA. The ceremony will be broadcast live on the Panam Sports Channel.
Panam Sports announced that nominees and guests will participate in a spectacular red carpet and a welcome cocktail party, live music and an entertaining ceremony showcasing the best of the best in sports in the Americas. The ceremony will reward their performances at Lima 2019.
ABOUT PANAM SPORTS
Panam Sports, the Pan American Sports Organization, are the owners of the Pan American Games and leaders of the Olympic movement in the American continent. They support and provide resources for the development of sports in their 41 member countries.
Panam Sports has successfully supervised 18 editions of the Pan American Games, which began in 1951 and take place every four years since then.
The Lima 2019 Pan American Games set various records. Lima 2019 set the record for the most participating athletes with over 6600, for the most Olympic stars with over 100 and for having 21 qualifying sports for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The Panam Sports Awards will take place on Friday, December 13, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale at 19:00.
Panam Sports received nominations for all the awards from NOCs, Americas Sports Confederations and members of the Panam Sports Executive Committee in order to compile the final list of candidates.