Meet the ambassadors for Santiago 2023, who represent the values of the Pan American and Parapan American Games and transmit positive energy, perseverance spirit, and a great social legacy. Get to know them and be inspire by them.
Chilean by heart! And with an extensive sport career that brought him from Cuba to Chile to not only represent Team Chile at Santiago 2023 but also to promote sports and their values as part of one of our star ambassadors.
A born leader in the Paralympic sport of our country and the continent! With more than 25 years of career as a high-performance Para athlete, Robinson is proof that nothing is impossible when passion moves you. This Chilean idol has participated in five editions of the Parapan American Games and he will live Santiago 2023 as an ambassador.
Paralympic champion, world champion, and world record in shot put. Fran Mardones represents perseverance, determination, passion, and excellence. She joins our Ambassadors Program with the aim of spreading the spirit of the Games during this year.
Honor to whom honor is due! An icon of Chilean Olympic swimming, with a long list of triumphs highlighted by her five consecutive participations in the Olympic Games and the 17 medals in different South American Games. Kristel is pure passion, determination, and excellence. And we can proudly say that she is an ambassador of our Games.
The life of Sammis Reyes cannot be separated from sports. The first Chilean to play in the U.S. National Football League (NFL), he is an example for young people and he is joining the Ambassadors Program of Santiago 2023 to encourage a healthy lifestyle and sports practice.
Synonym for passion, dedication, and perseverance. “Nico” Massú is the idol of tennis in the whole country. With an impeccable and awarded career that lasted almost 17 years, he stands out with the historic two gold medals at the Olympic Games, the captaincy of Team Chile at Davis Cup, and now joins as an ambassador of the most important mega sport event in the history of Chile.
He started swimming at the age of two, and at 37 he won three medals in Para Swimming at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games: one gold in 100m backstroke and two silver medals in 200m freestyle and 50m backstroke.
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games: a gold medal in 100m backstroke and two silver medals in 200m freestyle and 50m backstroke.
Native of the Santiago district of Cerrillos, he also became the first Chilean to win five medals in the Parapan American Games (three gold and two silver).
His persistence and sportsmanship have made him a true reference for the sports community and a source of pride for Chile.
He is a Para athlete that we will not only see in the next Parapan American Games #Santiago2023, but also as our ambassador.
Discipline and determination are the words that define Adolfo Almarza.
As a child he played basketball, handball, table tennis, and volleyball, until he got to know cycling. After years of training he became the only professional downhill rider in the world who uses prosthesis in both legs.
He is the initiator of professional Para cycling in Chile and gives motivational talks to encourage people and companies.
Outstanding Chilean triathlete, she is recognized for her exceptional ability in sports.
Bárbara Riveros has shown, from an early age, her passion for sports and her determination to achieve great accomplishments.
She has left a significant mark in the world of triathlon as the best triathlete in South American history.
Her dedication, discipline, and perseverance have led her to achieve numerous accomplishments throughout her career: first place at the 2011 Lausanne World Championships and the gold medal at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games.
The best forehand attacker in the history of tennis.
Fernando Gonzalez is a renowned former Chilean tennis player who left an indelible mark on the world of sports. During his professional career, he achieved several outstanding milestones, including Olympic medals and titles in important ATP tournaments.
A game full of passion and determination that made him a fan favorite and gained the recognition as one of the best tennis players of his generation.
Gonzalez is known for his charisma and humility. He is a true
true ambassador of Chilean tennis and a role model for young athletes in our country.
Chilean weightlifter, recognized for her strength and ability. She participated in the London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games, where she has proudly represented Chile and has left an inspiring mark on the sports community.
Joaquín Niemann is an internationally recognized Chilean golfer, who was number 1 in the 2017 World Amateur Ranking. He is the first Latin American to win the McCormack medal. At the age of 18, he became the sixth Chilean player to dispute one of the four majors of golf, the U.S. Open. With only four tournaments as a professional, several international analysts consider that Niemann has become "the best Chilean golfer in history."
Guillermo Pereira is one of the best golf players not only in Chile but in the continent. He was a bronze medallist at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games and he obtained an unforgettable fourth place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. These are just some of the achievements of this athlete, and now he’s part of the Santiago 2023 Ambassadors Program.
The athlete born in Pirque is currently in the top 50 of the world rank and has had amazing performances at PGA Championship, European Tour, and Korn Ferry Tour.
The goalkeeper Christiane Endler is the maximum referent in Chilean history. She played her first World Cup at France 2019 and her first Olympic Games at Tokyo 2020. The goalkeeper was the first Chilean to win the Champions League and obtained The Best award for the world's best goalkeeper in 2022.
In addition, she has played 98 matches in La Roja, which turns her into the player who has worn the national t-shirt the most times in the female national football team.
Captain of Los Cóndores, the rugby national team, during the historic participation in the France 2023 World Cup and first Chilean in history to play professionally in England. Martin Sigren, who represents the Santiago 2023 values both inside and outside the field, joins our Ambassadors Program to share and spread the values of the Games.