With the II Open Internacional De Atletismo Paralímpico Colombia 2014 having concluded yesterday in Medellín, Colombia, Bogota topped the medal table with 28 golds, 19 silvers and 12 bronzes. Most of their medals came on the track. Valle del Cauca finished second in the overall medal race, with 25 golds, 23 silvers and 13 bronze medals.
International track and field athletes came from around the region to participate. Amongst national deletions, Venezuela finished first with 4 golds, 2 silvers and 6 bronze medals. Most of these came in field events. Peru was second with 3 gold medals and a bronze, all earned on the track. Ecuador was third with 2 golds, 3 silvers and 2 bronze. All but one were won on the track. The United States was fourth, with 1 gold. Costa Rica was last with 3 silvers, all won on the track.
The competition was important because it allowed track and field athletes to qualify for next year’s Parapan American Games in Toronto, Canada. The event ran concurrently with II Open Internacional de Natación y Atletismo Paralímpico.