Every four years we celebrate a new version of the Pan American and Parapan American Games.

The last event was in Lima 2019, and as our Santiago 2023 Games arrive, we want to remember the great moments that were experienced in the largest sporting event in America and that brought together 41 countries around the sport.

On July 26, 2019 an unforgettable story began for Lima and its 6,600 athletes, the total sum of 3,028 medals were awarded: 419 golds, 419 silvers and 523 bronzes, being the United States, once again, the country with the most winners with 293 medals won; Brazil obtained a historic second place with 171 medals (55 gold, 45 silver and 71 bronze) and Mexico completed the podium with 136 medals.

One fact from Lima 2019 that will remain in history, is that there were more athletes qualified for the Olympic Games and counted more records than any other Pan American Game. Lima 2019 spectators experienced unique moments, with 68 Pan American records: thirteen in athletics, three in cycling, seven in swimming, sixteen in archery, fourteen in weights and fifteen in sports shooting.

Another milestone that marked the Games was the medals of Aruba and the British Virgin Islands, who reached the podium for the first time in their history.

This great party, where during 16 days thousands of athletes gave their best to get a place on the podium, kept millions of viewers on their televisions, cell phones, watching history being made.

Ours is just beginning to be written in a very different context and world. We are sure that there will be millions of us as well, because we believe in the capacity for unity and convocation that the sport has.

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