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Official Language: Spanish
Anthem: Himno Istmeno (Isthmus Hymn)

Parapan Am

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.

Pan Am

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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.