Sao Paulo 2017 to end with Closing Ceremony

Brazil are hoping to add three more golds at the Youth Parapan American Games in football 7-a-side, goalball and wheelchair basketball on Saturday (25 March). 25 Mar 2017
A Brazilian football 7 player ready for action a Sao Paulo 2017.

A Brazilian football 7 player ready for action a Sao Paulo 2017.

ⒸLeandro Martins/MPIX/CPB

The fourth Youth Parapan American Games will conclude in spectacular style with the Closing Ceremony at the Exhibition Pavillion of the Anhembi Events Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, at 18:00 BRT on Saturday (25 March).

Before that, the football 7-a-side, men’s goalball and men’s wheelchair basketball finals will take place at the Brazilian Paralympic Centre.

The hosts are hoping to add three more golds to their medal haul in Sao Paulo, one of them in football 7-a-side against Argentina. Venezuela will play against Colombia for the bronze.

In the men’s wheelchair basketball final, Brazil will face Mexico, whilst Argentina will play against Colombia in the bronze-medal match.

The third gold medal Brazil seek to win on the last day of competition is in the men´s goalball event. They will face Argentina in the final. Colombia and Mexico will face-off in the bronze medal match.

Brazil tops the medals table with 64 golds, 40 silvers and 32 bronzes. They are followed by Colombia (47 golds), Mexico (22) and Argentina (21).


Sao Paulo 2017 features over 800 athletes from 19 countries competing across 12 sports: athletics, boccia, football 5, football 7, goalball, judo, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, table tennis, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tennis.

The last edition at Buenos Aires 2013 attracted more than 600 athletes from 16 countries, who competed across 10 sports. Brazil topped the medal table and 15 countries reached the podium at least once.

Barquisimeto, Venezuela, staged the inaugural edition in 2005, with athletes from 10 countries competing, whilst a total of 14 countries attended the event in Bogota, Colombia, in 2009.

For more information, visit Sao Paulo 2017’s website.