PAN AMERICAN GAMES in 2019
An unprecedented sports event will be held for the first time in Peru. It will gather the best of our history and talent, featuring 6,700 athletes participating in 39 sports and 61 disciplines. Join the Lima 2019 Pan American Games celebration!
The most important sporting event in the Americas will be held for the first time in Peru, the Pan American Games. Around 6,700 athletes will participate in 39 sports and 61 disciplines, 22 of which are qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
This sporting event puts Peru under the international spotlight because it catches international attention and promotes tourism. Besides boosting the local economy, the Pan American Games will help to promote sports among the population.
There will be 17 days of competitions (and two ceremonies) in which athletes will show their talent in many locations of Lima and Callao. At least 14 districts house venues such as the National Sports Village (VIDENA), Villa María del Triunfo Sports Center and Callao Regional Sports Village, among others.
Barbados in the PANAM Games
Barbados competed in its first Pan Am Games at São Paulo 1963.
The Caribbean country has won 12 medals at the Games – three silver and nine bronze. The country’s best medal effort came during its very first appearance at the Pan Am Games in São Paulo 1963 with three bronze medals.
At Guadalajara 2011, Barbados won two bronze medals – Shakera Reece in the women’s 100 m and Emmanuel Anderson in boxing.
2015 Finishing Position
- Silver Medals
- Ramon Gittens, Men’s 100M Sprint (July 22, 2015)
- Bronze Medals
- Shane Brathwaite, Men’s 110m Hurdles (July 24, 2015)
- Akela Jones, Women’s High Jump (July 22, 2015)