The Peruvian delegation paraded this Thursday at the Pascual Guerrero Olympic Stadium at the opening of the I Junior Pan American Games Cali – Valle 2021, in Colombia, a multisport contest that will be held until December 5 for young people between 14 and 22 years old.
The national athletes were led by the Olympic skater Angelo Caro and the judoka Naomi Huayhuameza, who were the standard bearers chosen for the presentation of the delegation that is made up of 160 athletes.
Renzo Manyari, president of the Peruvian Olympic Committee, accompanied the national delegation together with the head of mission Leyla Chihuán and the president of the Peruvian Sports Institute, Gustavo San Martín.
Peru at the Cali 2021 Junior Pan American Games
In total, there are 41 delegations and 3,500 athletes who will participate in the 28 different disciplines of the first Junior Pan American Games.
These sports are badminton, bowling, speed boating, BMX racing cycling, track cycling, diving, fencing, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, judo, karate, weightlifting, wrestling, swimming, artistic swimming, speed skating, modern pentathlon, rowing , skateboarding, softball, taekwondo, tennis, table tennis, archery, triathlon, sailing, volleyball and beach volleyball.
The Junior Pan American Games will provide direct classification to the champions in individual sports, for the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games in Chile.
Among the delegation from Peru are the skater Ángelo Caro, the judoka Noemí Huayhuameza, the athletes Mary Luz Andía, the lifter Paola Saldarriaga, the swimmer Joaquín Vargas, among others.
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