With the Torneo Para Atletismo underway at El Salvador’s estadio nacional Jorge “el Mágico” González , several of the country’s athletes have come away medalists in the 2015 Parapan American Games multi-nation athletics qualifying event.
Gerogina Rico Campos won gold for her country in the T37 women’s 100 meter race with a time of 20.06. She narrowly beat Jenifer Osejo from Nicaragua who had a time of 20.34.
Edwin Amílcar Aguilar claimed silver in the T45- T46 –T47 men’s 200 meter race. It was his second medal in the competition which qualified him to compete at the Parapan American Games. Ever Cruz Campos and Óscar Román Torres also picked up silver medals respectively winning the T36 and T37 men’s 200 meter races. Víctor Daniel Palacios won bronze for El Salvador in the F11 men’s discus.
The competition wraps up today. 98 athletes are taking part in the competition, coming from Ecuador, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and El Salvador. The home nation had a 21 strong member delegation, with 3 women and 19 men. International classifiers from France, New Zealand, Australia and Austria were on hand at the event. Before and during the event, they worked on getting athletes internationally classified. This was an important opportunity for any competitor from these countries who may want to compete at the 2016 Summer Paralympics, as athletes need to be internationally classified before the Games begin.