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Peru Map

Official Language: Spanish
Anthem: Himno Nacional del Peru (National Anthem of Peru)

Parapan Am

Peru has competed at every Parapan Am Games since the inaugural competition at Mexico City 1999, and will host the Games at Lima 2019.

The South American country has won 22 medals – eight gold, seven silver and seven bronze – currently ranking eleventh on the all-time Parapan Am Games medals list.

At Guadalajara 2011, Pompilio Falconi-Alvarez won bronze for Peru in the men’s discus throw.

Cyclist Israel Hilario and swimmer Pedro Pablo de Vinatea are expected to compete for Peru at TORONTO 2015.

Pan Am

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Peru has won multiple medals at every Pan Am Games except at Mexico City 1955.

With a total 94 medals, including five gold, Peru ranks eighteenth on the all-time Games medal list.

Peru’s best performance was 14 medals at Buenos Aires 1951.

At Guadalajara 2011, Peru sent 139 athletes who competed in 22 sports and returned home with seven medals – two silver medal in karate and taekwondo and five bronze medals in athletics, badminton and judo.

Peru will host the eighteenth Pan Am Games at Lima 2019, the first time the country has hosted the Games.