The 1st. Cali-Valle 2021 Junior Pan American Games and they are on ESPN3!

The 1st.  Cali-Valle 2021 Junior Pan American Games and they are on ESPN3!

The 1st. Junior Pan American Games and they are in ESPN3! His motto is #TodoParaVos.

The first edition of the Junior Pan American Games Cali-Valle 2021 they start now. Participate 41 countries, more than 3,600 athletes 17 to 22 years old competing in 321 events and 39 sports disciplines over 10 days, from November 25 to December 5. Half a century has passed since the Pan American sport was celebrated in the Sultana del Valle, since the sixth edition of the Cali 1971 Pan American Games.

Some of the outstanding athletes that will compete in Cali-Valle 2021 are:

  • Colombian athlete Valeria Cabezas, 20 years old. Youth Olympic Champion in Buenos Aires 2018 in the 400 meters hurdles. Flag bearer of Colombia.

  • Mexican diver Randal Willars Valdez, 19 years old. Gold medalist on the 10-meter platform at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games and won two silver medals at the Tokyo 2021 World Cup on the individual and synchronized 10-meter platform.

  • Brazilian skater Pamela Rosa, 22 years old. Double gold medalist at the X Games and 10th place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

  • The Dominican athlete Alexander Ogando, 21 years old. Silver medalist in the 4×400 meter mixed relay at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

  • Chilean cyclist Martín Vidaurre, 21 years old. Under 23 world champion in Val Di Sole 2021 and bronze medalist at the Pan American Games in Lima 2019. First place in the Lenzerheide Switzerland World Cup, Under 23.

  • Argentine athlete Nazareno Sasia, 20 years old. Gold medal in shot put at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games and in the shot and discus throw at the Santiago 2017 South American Youth Games.

  • Peruvian skater Angelo Caro Narváez, 22 years old. He obtained the 5th place in the Olympic Games of Tokyo 2020. He was champion in the Madrid Urban Sports 2021.

  • Team Baseball Venezuela. Under 23 world champions in the championship held in Mexico in October 2021.

  • Cuban rafting specialists Yarisleidis Cirilo and Katherine Nuevo, both 19 years old. Sixth place and Olympic diploma in C2-500 at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Second place in the world championships in the C2-200 meters and bronze medalists in the C2-500 meters at the World Speed ​​Canoeing Championships, Copenhagen 2021, Denmark .

  • Trinidadian javelin thrower Tyriq Horsford, 21. 5-time Carifta Games champion; 4th place in NCAA Division 1 in Eugene, Oregon, with a mark of 75.95 meters.

The mascot for the Junior Pan American Games is called Pana and it is a cusumbo or coati. His mission is that of a faithful friend, the ‘pana’ who will support each athlete and manager of each delegation. Three thousand volunteers from Colombia and other countries are ready to give of their time and ensure a successful Games are held.

The Pan American torch He has been touring the sports venues and the most emblematic places of the different sub-sites. These are: Barranquilla and the municipalities of Buga, Palmira, Calima El Darién, Yumbo and Jamundí in Valle del Cauca.

The opening ceremony of the jousts will be this Thursday (7pm local time and Eastern time on ESPN3) at the Pascual Guerrero Olympic Stadium in Cali, where athletics events will also take place. A great musical spectacle is anticipated, with the salsa and the flavor that characterize Cali, in addition to the great parade of the delegations. There the torch will arrive to light the Pan-American cauldron.

You can tune in to the opening ceremony this Thursday and all the action from Cali-Valle 2021 daily on ESPN3.

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