Athletes from Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico and Venezuela competed in the first edition of the Ecuador Para athletics International Open in Guaranda, Ecuador, between 10 and 12 June.
Every participant country won at least one medal, with the hosts topping the medal table with 45 golds, followed by Colombia (39).
There was an Americas record in the men’s long jump T20 as Ecuador’s Damian Carcelen (6.60m) took gold.
Colombia’s Joe Gonzalez claimed triple gold with wins in the men’s javelin throw (26.84m), shot put (10.05m) and discus throw F55 (23.54m).
Panama’s only gold came through Iveth Valdes (6.20m) in the women’s shot put F55. Brazil’s sole representative Alves Da Silva claimed the men’s shot put and discus throw F56/57 titles.
Nicaragua’s London 2012 Paralympian and double Parapan American bronze medallist Gabriel de Jesus Cuadra Holmann won both the men’s 400m and 800m T36/37.
Fabiel Cuello in the men’s javelin throw F56/57 and Joselito Hernandez in both the men’s 100m and 200m T11 gave the Dominican Republic three golds.
Carmelo Rivera won Puerto Rico’s only medal, a silver in the men’s 1,500m T20. Valeris Larrondo in the men’s 200m and 400m T12 sealed Cuba’s two golds.
Jose Luis Carrion won three golds for Peru in the 100m, 200m and 400m T42/43/44.
Venezuela’s Sol Rojas and Yadira Soturno sealed three golds each on the track, whilst compatriot Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Paralympian Juan Valladares won the men’s 800m T54.
Full results are available on NPC Ecuador website.