Brazil achieves best Parapan campaign with 343 podium finishes

The country leads the medals table, ahead of the USA and Colombia

Published on 27/11/2023 - 12:41 By Agência Brasil - Rio de Janeiro - Agência Brasil - Rio de Janeiro

The Brazilian delegation ended its participation in the Parapan American Games in Santiago (Chile) with the best campaign in history, totaling 343 medals (156 gold, 98 silver, and 89 bronze), 35 more than in the last edition four years ago in Lima (Peru).

Leading the medals table, Brazil left behind the United States, in second place with 166 podiums, and Colombia, in third, with 161. Brazil has remained hegemonic in the competition, leading the overall standings since the Rio de Janeiro edition (2007). The Santiago edition came to an end on Sunday, November 26.

"The result was extraordinary. We knew it would be a big challenge to do better than Lima, but our delegation surpassed all our all-time marks. We had a very important participation in the Games, with young athletes—40 percent of them competing for the first time. More than 100 medals were won by young talents. It really was a spectacular competition," celebrated Mizael Conrado, a two-time Paralympic champion in blind soccer and the current head of the Brazilian Paralympic Committee (CPB).

Sunday with 11 podium finishes

Closing out the competition on Sunday, cycling and badminton secured the final medals for Brazil, claiming five gold and six silver podium finishes.

Translation: Mário Nunes -  Edition: Cláudia Soares Rodrigues

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