Wanna Brito Sets New Parapan American Record in Shot Put

The Brazilian thrower prevailed with a distance of 7.36 meters. Second place went to the representative from the United States, and third place to a compatriot of the winner.

Friday, November 24th, 2023.- Brazil managed to secure two Para athletes on the podium in the female's shot put F32-33-34 category (cerebral palsy, competing in wheelchairs), thanks to the performances of Wanna Brito and Leylane de Castro, who finished first and third, respectively.

The gold went to Wanna Brito, who set a new Parapan American record with a throw of 7.36 meters.

Leylane de Castro, silver in Lima 2019, this time took home the bronze medal with a throw of 4.55 meters, a distance shy of the 5.03 meters achieved four years ago in the Peruvian capital.

The silver medal was claimed by the American Beth Ann Grauer, who recorded a best throw of 7.20 meters on Friday.

With this, Brazil, leading the medal tally, now has 23 gold medals in Para athletics, with a total of 256 medals (120 gold, 67 silver, 69 bronze). The United States remains in third place with 114 medals (36 gold, 42 silver, 36 bronze.)

Written by Erwin Acevedo; translated by Paulette Bertín / Santiago 2023 vía Photosport
Photo by Javier Salvo / Santiago 2023 vía Photosport