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Costa Rica Map

Official Language: Spanish
National Anthem: Himno Nacional de Costa Rica
Websites: http://www.concrc.org/http://www.paralympiccr.com/


Parapan Am

Costa Rica has appeared at every edition of the Parapan Am Games. With 13 medals – five gold, three silver and five bronze – Costa Rica currently ranks fourteenth on the all-time Parapan Am Games medals list.

At Guadalajara 2011, Costa Rica sent 31 athletes to compete in athletics, cycling, powerlifting, sitting volleyball and table tennis.


Pan Am

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Costa Rica has competed in every Pan Am Games except São Paulo 1963. The Central American country currently ranks twentieth on the all-time Pan Am Games medal table.

At Indianapolis 1987, Costa Rica produced its best results with 13 medals – with eight of those medals coming from a single athlete. Silvia Poll set the record for most medals at a single Pan Am Games by a swimmer, a record since equalled by Brazilian swimmer Thiago Pereira

Poll contributed again to Costa Rica’s medal total by winning gold in the 100 m backstroke at Havana 1991.

At Guadalajara 2011, track athlete Nery Brenes won the country’s only medal – a gold in the men’s 400 m.