2009 Youth Parapan American Games

The 2009 Youth Parapan American Games were a multi-sport event held from October 15 to October 23, 2009 in Bogota, Colombia. They were the second edition of the Youth Parapan American Games, and they were organized by the Colombian Paralympic Committee (CPC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).[1]

2009 Youth Parapan American Games logo.svg
Host cityBogota, Colombia
Nations14
Athletes700
Events9 sports
OpeningOctober 17
ClosingOctober 22
StadiumEl Salitre Coliseum
Barquisimeto 2005 Buenos Aires 2013

OrganizationEdit

VenuesEdit

All of the game's events took place in Simón Bolívar Park.[2][3] The opening ceremony took place in the El Salitre Coliseum.[4][5]

Venue Location Sports
Sports Palace Simón Bolívar Park Athletics
Goalball
El Salitre Coliseum Simón Bolívar Park Wheelchair basketball
High Performance Center Simón Bolívar Park Football 7-a-side
Judo
Powerlifting
Table tennis
Wheelchair tennis
Simón Bolívar Aquatic Complex Simón Bolívar Park Swimming

MascotEdit

The mascot of the Bogota 2009 Youth Parapan American Games was an iguana. According to the organizing committee, "the iguana serves as a symbol for people with disabilities because they can supply their limitations, developing skills and aptitudes according to the environment in which they find themselves and taking their abilities beyond their limits. ... The iguana is part of our Parapanamerican culture."[6]

The GamesEdit

Participating nationsEdit

Source: [4]

SportsEdit

CalendarEdit

OC Opening ceremony Event competitions CC Closing ceremony
October 17
Sun
18
Sun
19
Mon
20
Tues
21
Wed
22
Thu
  Ceremonies OC CC
  Athletics
  Football 7-a-side
  Goalball
  Judo
  Powerlifting
  Swimming
  Table tennis
  Wheelchair basketball
  Wheelchair tennis
October 17
Sun
18
Sun
19
Mon
20
Tues
21
Wed
22
Thu

Medals tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Colombia)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Brazil (BRA)803914133
2  Mexico (MEX)514743141
3  Argentina (ARG)483825111
4  Colombia (COL)*343533102
5  Venezuela (VEN)25372284
6  United States (USA)2413744
7  Panama (PAN)2215
8  Guatemala (GUA)2158
9  Uruguay (URU)1416
10  Chile (CHI)1124
11  Nicaragua (NCA)0336
12  Ecuador (ECU)0246
13  Honduras (HON)0011
Totals (13 nations)268222161651

Source: Coldeportes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Segundos Juegos Juveniles Parapanamericanos 2009" (in Spanish). Colombian Paralympic Committee. Archived from the original on 31 July 2009. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Juegos Juveniles Parapanamericanos Historia" (in Portuguese). Buenos Aires 2013. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Rumbo a los Parapanamericanos" (in Spanish). deguate.com. 16 October 2009. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Exitoso comienzo de Juegos Parapanamericanos en Bogotá" (in Spanish). Coldeportes. 19 October 2009. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Paralimpicos Panamericanos en acción" (in Spanish). Coldeportes. 14 October 2009. Archived from the original on 20 January 2019. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Mascota". Colombian Paralympic Committee. Archived from the original on 31 July 2009. Retrieved 18 January 2019.

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