With a spectacular opening ceremony, the Pan American Games in Santiago officially began

Although some activities such as boxing and the baseball They have already started, Santiago de Chile Pan American Games 2023 They had their opening ceremony this Friday at the National Stadium Coliseumwith several musical shows, among which the one of Sebastian Yatra. The Argentine delegation, with the paddler Sabrina Ameghino and the rugby Marcos Moneta as standard bearers in the parade, is made up of 522 athletes (247 women and 275 men) who will compete in 57 disciplines of 37 sports in search of medals and tickets to Paris 2024.

It was the first time that a woman and a man will be albiceleste flag bearers in the Pan American Games. The experienced paddler 43 years He will participate for the sixth time in his career in the continental event and will try increase his record of nine medals. While for Currency, 23 years old and Olympic bronze in Tokyo 2020 con The Pumas 7, was chosen the best player of rugby sevens in the world in 2021 and the national representative already has his place guaranteed in the capital of France.

The opening ceremony included musical shows by The Three, The Jaivasthe Colombian Sebastian Yatra y Los Bunkersin addition to Ana Tijoux y Original movementwho performed the official song of the contest. Harold Mayne-Nichollsexecutive director of Santiago 2023had recently anticipated that the show was going to be “a party that will show the identity of the entire Chilean people, and the cultural and artistic benefits” from the Andean country. And this was demonstrated throughout the show’s more than two hours.

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Los Pan American Games Santiago 2023 they will develop until the 5th of November and they will have the largest historical number of athletes: more than 8,000 from 41 countries. Sports like the breakingwhich will also debut in Paris 2024, the climb and the skateboarding, the greatest hits of Tokio 2020. Seran 21 disciplines that will grant direct places to the Olympic Gameswhile others 11 will deliver points for the ranking.

The Argentines who have already achieved Olympic places are the rugby seven team (via the World Tour); the swimmer Macarena Ceballos (he achieved the mark in the 100 breaststroke at the Fukuoka World Cup); the sailors Mateo Majdalani y Eugenia Bosco (Nacra 17) and Lucia Falasca in ILCA 6 (all in the World Cup in The Hague); and Agustin Vernice in K1-1000 in canoeing, also in the World Cup of his sport.

The activities that give Olympic places are the boxing (the two finalists in each of the 13 categories will qualify for Paris); breaking (one place for each of the champions); nailed; equestrian training (for the first two teams and the two best individuals of the Olympic groups); equestrian full event (for the first and second best qualified team from FEI Olympic Groups D or E) and equestrian jumping (for the three best teams and the three best individuals of the Olympic groups).

Besides, climbing (two places for the champions of the men’s and women’s combined and two for the winners in the speed test); artistic gymnastics (individual male and another female); rhythmic gymnastics (individual champion and best placed in teams); and trampoline gymnastics.

There will also be rankings in handball (places for champions); field hockey (the places will be for the two champions); artistic swimming (one place for the best team and another for the best duo); modern pentathlon; surf (for champions): tennis (finalists from each branch); table tennis (finalists in mixed doubles); number (champions of each test); archery (best placed mixed team and two best individuals in both branches); vela windsurf y water polo.

Santiago de Chile is the host city for the first time of the Panamerican Games that during the 17 days of competition will distribute a total of 2986 medals: 947 gold, 947 silver and 1092 bronze. It should be noted that the largest sporting event in America will have the support of more than 17,000 volunteers.



This noon will be the preliminaries of the 10 meter platform (female). The discipline will provide a place for the champions in the men’s and women’s 3-meter springboard and another for the champions in the 10-meter platform.


Cuba won 4 to 3 against Colombia, within the framework of Group B. In the previous days, the first date of Group A was played and Mexico crushed Chile 16 to 0, while Panama won 4 to 1 against the Dominican Republic .


After the Argentine victories of Lucía Pérez against Alexa Jackman (Guyana) by RSC3 (Referee Stops Contest) and Luciano Amaya against the Peruvian Leodan Pezo (by RSCH in the first round)at noon another albiceleste representative debuted: Lorena Balbuena fell to the Brazilian Vivianne Pereira Dos Santos for a place in the quarterfinals of the category up to 75 kilos.

*All schedules are presented in local time in Chile, which is the same as in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. In Mexico the schedules are three hours less, in Colombia they are two hours less and in Spain they are five hours more.

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