SP2017: Second action-packed day set to begin22.03.2017
Eleven sports will be contested on Wednesday (22 March) at the Youth Parapans, with medals being decided in athletics, powerlifting, swimming and table tennis.
Another action-packed day will start at the fourth Youth Parapan American Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Wednesday (22 March), with medals being decided in athletics, powerlifting, swimming and table tennis.
A total of 37 athletics events will take place on the sport´s second day of competition at the Brazilian Paralympic Centre. Twenty six new Youth Parapan American champions will be crowned in swimming.
All eyes will be on Colombia´s Rio 2016 athletics silver medallist Luis Lucumi, who will compete in the men´s shot put F37/38. Mexico are hoping to land gold through Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games champion Valeria Lopez in the women´s 100m backstroke S9.
The final day of powerlifting will feature six events: women´s up to 79kg and 86kg, and men´s up to 59kg, 65kg and 72kg. Brazil aim to win multiple medals through Gabriel Santos (men´s up to 65kg), Maria Rita de Oliveira (women´s up to 79kg) and Vinicius De Freitas (men´s up to 72kg).
Medals will be up for grabs in table tennis, with all the men´s and women´s singles events being decided before the team competitions start on 23 March. The boccia, football 5, football 7, goalball, sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tennis tournaments will also continue.
The 2017 Youth Parapan American Games will run until 25 March and feature a record over 800 athletes from 19 countries.
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.