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.
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.