The countdown to the most important paralympic event on the continent is prepared to receive the best para athletes in 17 sports.

The Santiago 2023 corporation is working to host the Parapan American Games in the best way. Just one year ahead of this mega sporting event, we highlight the most attractive details of these Games and its protagonists: The best Para athletes in America.

In addition, the Paralympic Sports Center will be built to receive Para athletes with facilities of the highest level. This infrastructure will remain as a legacy for Chile in the new Parque Estadio Nacional. Thousands of competitors will carry out their training here, a sports center that will be fully inclusive and adapted to the needs of the community.

GET TO KNOW ALL THE PARAPAN AMERICAN SPORTS

Between November 17 and 26, 2023, you will enjoy the 17 Parapan American sports, the medal award ceremonies, and you will also get to know some of the qualifiers heading to Paris 2024.

The Parapan American Games are carried out thanks to the support of the International Paralympic Committee and the Paralympic Committee of the Americas, who have closely followed the work at Santiago 2023, providing support to meet the needs of all attendees, highlighting the arrival of almost 2,000 Para athletes at the Cerrillos Parapan American Village.

THE PARAPAN AMERICAN CALENDAR

With the opening ceremony scheduled for November 17, 2023, the Parapan American Games will officially begin, event that will be broadcast in Chile and the world. 

In the first days, different competitions will start such as Para swimming, Para powerlifting, Para table tennis and Para sport shooting.

THE BEST ON THE CONTINENT

The Parapan American Games are noted for their competitors and their achievements. We already met some of them at Lima 2019 and Tokyo 2020, and we hope they will be present at Santiago 2023.

Among them, the Argentine men's wheelchair tennis duo: Gustavo Fernández and Agustín Ledesma; the Mexican Pedro Gandarilla in the 1500 meters of athletics; and the Colombian Para swimmer Laura González, in the 200 meters combined. 

For Chile, the representatives are not far behind, highlighting Alberto Abarza, who won gold medals at Lima in three competitions, and also three at the Tokyo Olympics. While Francisca Mardones stands out in the shot put, reaching the highest medal in Tokyo after breaking the record in her category. 

If you don't want to miss any details of this event and follow the best on the continent, join the biggest sports festival in America and experience the Santiago 2023 Parapan American Games 


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