Lima 2019 is officially closed as Brazil tops the medal charts again
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Monday, September 2, 2019
Photos courtesy of Lima 2019
By Eduardo Harari
Toronto. - Lima 2019 made history by being the most attended games ever. The closing ceremonies at Videnna Athletic Stadium were a true celebration of the great labor the Peruvian organizing committee showcased during this month of amazing competition and voluntarism by the people of Peru.
The vibrant Ceremony featured a tribute to volunteers, speeches from Lima 2019 President Carlos Neuhaus and Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) President Julio César Ávila, and a number of musical performances.
The APC flag was handed over to Andres Otero, Chilean sports undersecretary to close the Lima Games officially. It will be 4 years from now when again the athletes will verge to Santiago to renew their vows and rejoice in the sportsmanship of competition.
After 10 days of great competition and pure sportsmanship, it was once again Brazil topped the medal standings with 308 completely leaving their closest contender the USA far behind with 185.
Brazil dominated in Lima, topping the medal table with 124 gold, 99 silver and 85 bronze.
They claimed several gold medals on the final day of action, including in the boccia competition.
A Brazilian team triumphed in the pairs BC4 round robin, defeating Mexico 10-0, before another gold was earned in the team BC1/BC2 round robin after Brazil beat Argentina 8-1.
A third Brazilian gold came in the pairs BC3 round robin following a 4-3 victory over Canada.
Vitor Goncalves Tavares then defeated Miles Krajewski of the United States 21-18, 18-21, 21-14 in the men's badminton singles SS6 F, concluding a successful competition for Brazil.