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Colombian Athletes Shine at Parapan American Games in Santiago


Medal Table Parapan American Games in Santiago – Credit: MinDeporteCol / X

Colombia’s athletes have made a significant impact at the 2023 Parapan American Games in Santiago, Chile, with a series of remarkable performances. The national team’s efforts have been highlighted by Natalia Prada and María Paula Barrera, who achieved gold medals in their respective swimming events. Prada’s victory in the 100 meters breaststroke SB7 was not just a win but a record-setting moment, as she clocked a time of 1:39.26, establishing a new Parapan American record.

A Surge of Medals

The Colombian team’s success extended beyond these individual triumphs. Darlin Romero added to the nation’s medal tally by securing silver in the 50 meters butterfly S5. This collective effort has placed Colombia third in the overall medal standings, with a total of 38 medals, including 10 golds.

Record-Breaking Afternoon

The afternoon session of the games saw continued dominance by Colombian athletes. Nelson Crispín, competing in the 200 meters Individual Medley SM6, not only won the gold but also set a new Parapan American record with his time of 2:38.77. In another event, Léider Lemus clinched gold in the 100 meters breaststroke SB11, with fellow Colombian Brayan Triana coming in second.

These achievements at the Parapan American Games underscore Colombia’s growing stature in international sports, particularly in disciplines like swimming. The athletes’ dedication and skill are evident in their record-breaking performances and the significant medal haul they have brought home.

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