The Dominican Republic made its first appearance at the Parapan Am Games at Rio de Janeiro 2007.
With two medals, the Caribbean country currently ranks eighteenth on the all-time Parapan Am Games medals list.
At Guadalajara 2011, Rodny Minier captured silver in men’s road cycling and Luis Alberto Sanchez won bronze in the men’s discus throw.
The Dominican Republic’s Pan Am Games debut came at Mexico City 1955, where the country won one gold and one silver medal.
Its best performance came at home when the country hosted the Games at Santo Domingo 2003. The Caribbean country won 41 medals with 10 gold, 12 silver and 19 bronze.
Overall, the Dominican Republic has won 180 medals – 26 gold, 52 silver and 102 bronze – placing the country eleventh on the all-time Pan Am Games medal list.
At Guadalajara 2011, the Dominican Republic won 34 medals with nine coming in wrestling and six in athletics.
One athlete to watch at TORONTO 2015 is sprinter Luguelin Santos, who won silver in the men’s 400 m at the London 2012 Olympic Games. He was also the silver medallist in the men’s 400 m and men’s 4 x 400 m relay at Guadalajara 2011.