The group made up of five parathletes, a guide and their respective coaches arrived in Japan this Friday for the Paralympic Games
The Dominican Paralympic Delegation He arrived this Friday in Tokyo, capital of Japan, and later began the accommodation process in the Paralympic Village.
On August 24 will be the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, at 7 pm, Dominican Republic time.
The country will have a historic participation with two athletics participants, Luis Andrés Vasquez and Darlenys de la Cruz and the guide Erick Alexander García Lluberes; plus two in swimming with Alejandra Aybar and Patricio Aníbal López Fernández; and in weights Jose Manuel Abud Coronado, who joined the delegation from Spain.
The flag bearers of the delegation are the swimmers Alejandra Aybar and López Fernández.
🇩🇴👏Part of our Para Athletes with their first photos in the Paralympic Village of @ Tokyo2020 to debut in the Paralympic Games.
– Team Dom Oficial (@TeamDomDR) August 20, 2021
This will be the sixteenth edition of the Games that will have its closure on September 5 and like the Olympic Games were postponed and will not have an audience in the facilities due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.
In addition, the delegation will have the presence of the coaches Freddy Yunior Montero, Ana María Peralta, Gálvez Capriles and María Carvajal, as well as the directors Bienvenido Zorrilla, general secretary of the Dominican Paralympic Committee, Alberto Almánzar, head of Mission, the medical chief Willian Duke, Claudia Pérez, COVID-19 technician and José Lucio Estévez, physiotherapist.
The Dominican authorities had previously announced that Paralympic athletes will receive the same financial compensation as Olympic athletes in case of obtaining medals, and they amount to 12 million Dominican pesos for gold, 8 million for silver and 6 million for bronze medal.