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Peru’s Pedro Pablo de Vinatea qualifies for Parapan American Games

Medalist standing on medal podium Pedro on the podium in Colombia. Image credit: Pedro Pablo de Vinatea - Parabadmintonista

Following a first place win at the II Open Internacional de Natación y Atletismo Paralímpico yesterday in Medellín, Colombia, Peru’s Pedro Pablo de Vinatea has qualified for next year’s  Parapan American Games.  His performance matches his first place finish at a competition in Santiago, Chile earlier in the year.



Because badminton is not on the Paralympic program, de Vinatea had thought about giving up the sport in favor of either cycling or swimming in order to compete on that stage, and ultimately made the switch to swimming though he continues to compete in badminton.  His participation in sport has been helped because of sponsorship from Herbalife – Perú.


Over 600 swimmers, and 900 track and field athletes participated in the II Open Internacional de Natación y Atletismo Paralímpico.  Other Peruvian athletes participating include Carlos Felipa Cordova who earned a medal in his first international competition, Efrain Sotacuro Quispe, Carlos Enrique Felipa Cordova who won a bronze in athletics in his first time representing Peru, and Efrain Sotacuro Quispe.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

1 Comment on Peru’s Pedro Pablo de Vinatea qualifies for Parapan American Games

  1. Thank you very much for the diffusion!!!

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