Argentina has competed at the Parapan Am Games since they began at Mexico City 1999, and hosted once at Mar del Plata 2003.
At Guadalajara 2011, Argentina won 75 medals with 19 gold, 25 silver and 31 bronze. Performing strongly in athletics and swimming, Argentina placed fifth overall at those Games.
Wheelchair tennis athlete Gustavo Fernandez – ranked top four in the world – will look to defend his Guadalajara 2011 gold medal at TORONTO 2015.
Argentina has hosted the Pan Am Games three times: the inaugural Games were held in Buenos Aires in 1951 and were followed by Mar del Plata in 1995. Argentina also has the distinction of hosting the only Pan Am Winter Games (Las Leñas 1990).
The South American country has been among the top 10 gold medal winners at every Pan Am Games since the beginning. With 991 medals won heading into TORONTO 2015 – 279 gold, 305 silver and 407 bronze – Argentina is currently ranked fifth on the all-time medals list.
Argentina excelled at rowing, Basque pelota, sailing and water skiing at the Guadalajara 2011 Pan Am Games in Mexico, winning 13 of their 20 gold medals in those four events.