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Official Language: Spanish
Anthem: La Borinquena (The Puerto Rican)
Website: copur.pr/paralympic.org/puerto-rico


Parapan Am

After winning 14 medals at Mexico City 1999, Puerto Rico skipped Mar del Plata 2003. Puerto Rico returned for Rio de Janeiro 2007 and won four additional medals.

At Guadalajara 2011, Puerto Rico entered four athletes in three sports: archery, table tennis and wheelchair tennis.

Luis Pérez Díaz is expected to represent Puerto Rico in judo at TORONTO 2015.


Pan Am

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Puerto Rico has won multiple medals at every Pan Am Games, except at Buenos Aires 1951 when it was shut out. The country hosted the eighth edition of the Pan Am Games at San Juan 1979.

With 228 medals including 27 gold, Puerto Rico is currently ranked tenth on the all-time Pan Am Games medals list.

Puerto Rico gave its best performance at Indianapolis 1987 with 29 medals.

At Guadalajara 2011, Puerto Rico won 22 medals, including the most gold medals the country has won at a single Games – six gold in basketball, boxing, sailing, weightlifting and wrestling.

Puerto Rico comes into TORONTO 2015 as the defending Pan Am gold medallists in both men’s and women’s basketball.