Peru was present at the opening of the Cali Junior Pan American Games

U.S.A.Peru was present at the opening of the Cali...

Judoka Noemi Huahumeza waves the flag at the opening ceremony of the Cali-Vale 2021 Junior Pan American Games, held at Pascual Guerrero Stadium.

Peruvian delegation made up of 160 athletes paraded During Pascual Guerrero at the Olympic Stadium I Junior Pan American Games Cali – Vale 2021 Opening Ceremony, which will officially run until December 5 in Colombia.

Judoka Noemi Huahumeza and skater Angelo Caro were the standard bearers of the national team, which is also made up of athletes, technicians and representatives, who competed for the first time in these games, the first in the history of youths between the ages of 14 and 14. and is 22 years old.

Before igniting the Games with Olympic fire, Cali received delegations of 41 participating countries At the first Junior Pan American Games.

This was to the rhythm of the music typical of each nation.It was a greeting that came from the stands of the Pascual Guerrero Stadium to the young men who carried the banners of each country.

The parade of Argentine delegations began with the music of the Soda Stereo Band in the background and people celebrated the gaucho with a large number of athletes appearing.

They were followed by a small group of three athletes from Antigua and Barbuda, who didn’t want to miss the party, and the atmosphere heated up since the Cubans entered the stage to the rhythm of Celia Cruz – the public’s first stand – by the Americans Bruce The second standing ovation from the public—for Springsteen and his “Born in the USA“, Venezuela and his Lanera music and the rhythm of the delirium produced by Polera Colera de Colombia.


It was the opening moment for the President of Panem Sports, Chilean Neven Ilic, and the Minister of Sports of Colombia, Guillermo Herrera.

Ilic indicated in the inauguration that The aim of this vision is to foster a new generation of athletes, as well as showcase new talent and support the development of the sport in the junior categories. Through their participation in high-profile events.

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With the receipt of the I Pan American Junior Games Cali 2021, Wants to make the game transitional; Creating a link between sports, culture and citizenship education to social action, demonstrating what youth are capable of when setting goals.

The event welcomed delegations from 41 participating countries and more than 3,500 athletes from all corners of the Americas who would compete in 39 disciplines of a single competition between the ages of 14 and 22, ranging from Buga, Yumbo to neighboring cities. There will be alternative places. , Calima-Darian, Jamundi and Palmyra, as well as in the Caribbean of Barranquilla.

Selected to host the first edition of the Junior Pan American Games on March 27, 2019, Cali surpassed the candidates of Monterrey (Mexico) and Santa Ana (El Salvador).

The night revolved around four thematic axes: Afro-Colombian wealth, indigenous essence, urban elements and the power of the mestizo and salsa blend.

Hendrix Hinestroza, the composer and singer of the Games’ official song ‘Por Nosotros’, also performed with the group Cali Flow on the show’s urban section on the night.

And finally, Cali entered the stadium carrying the athletes of the Sixth Pan American Games in 1971, along with Jaime Aparicio, Sebastian Aparicio Estrada, Pedro Grazales, Elsie Rivas, Ana Cecilia Maquilon, Ayda Ortiz, Eucharis Cassado and Juana Mosquera . The youths of Cali Juan Manuel Morales and Valeria Cabezas, eventually reaching the people in charge of lighting the cauldron of the Pan American fire.

(with information from Andean Agency)

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