Panama has won one silver medal in its Parapan Am Games history, placing it nineteenth on the all-time medals list.
At Rio de Janeiro 2007, Said Gomez – an eight-time Paralympic Games medallist and now the president of the Paralympic Committee of Panama – earned the silver medal in men’s 5000 m.
Panama sent two athletes to Guadalajara 2011 to compete in the men’s 100 m and 200 m.
César Barría is expected to represent Panama in swimming at TORONTO 2015.
Panama has won at least one medal at every Pan Am Games since Buenos Aires 1951.
Panama has won 46 medals – three gold, 18 silver and 25 bronze – placing the Central American country twenty-first on the all-time Pan Am Games medals list.
Panama’s best medal performance came at Chicago 1959 when it won eight medals.
At Guadalajara 2011, Eileen Grench won Panama’s lone medal, a bronze in fencing.
One Panamanian athlete to watch at TORONTO 2015 is sprinter Alonso Edward, reigning South American Games champion in the men’s 100 m.