Brazil top 2013 Parapan American Youth Games medals table

Rio 2016 hosts win 209 medals in Buenos Aires as 10 sport Games comes to a close in Argentina. 20 Oct 2013
Wheelchair tennis at the 2013 Parapan American Youth Games

Wheelchair tennis at the 2013 Parapan American Youth Games


On the final day of the 2013 Parapan American Youth Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Brazil enjoyed a superb day to finish top of the medals table.

In football 7-a-side, they went head-to-head with their huge rivals Argentina and, in a highly competitive and entertaining encounter, came out on top 3-0 to win gold.

"It is a great joy to participate in this event and be a champion in Argentina, it is very special," said Brazilian striker Bruno Finalle.

Despite the result, the host nation’s Matthias Salvat was not too downbeat. "We left everything on the court but could not win, the important thing is that we gave our all.”

In the bronze medal match Venezuela were victorious 2-1 over Colombia.

Brazil’s men also took gold in wheelchair basketball thanks to a final round robin victory over Argentina. Silver went to Colombia, whilst Venezuela took bronze.

In the women’s competition, USA took gold and Canada the silver, much to the delight of US team captain Rose Hollermann who said afterwards: "Playing basketball brings me great joy, and it is always good to compete with other countries."

Goalball gold also went to the Brazilians following a 13-3 win over Mexico partly thanks to tournament top scorer André Dantas who netted 24 times.

After winning men’s doubles gold on Friday (18 October), Miguel Coronado Barra followed it up on Saturday with gold in the men’s singles. The Chilean was too strong for Mexican Carlos Chavarria Wall winning 6-2, 6-1.

“"I never thought I would give gold to my Chile. I train every day and fight to advance with much sacrifice, but it is worth it," said Coronado Barra. “I hope that the next tournament is like here and attracts players from around the world."

On the final day of swimming competition, Brazil cemented their position at the tops of the medals table by winning a further 16 gold medals. The Rio 2016 hosts finished 111 medals overall in the pool, including 46 golds.

After five days of competition in 10 sports, Brazil topped the medals table winning 209 medals made up of 102 gold, 65 silver and 42 bronze medals. Mexico finished in second and host Argentina third.