The Dance Ends, the Pan American Games Party Begins

The Dance Ends, the Pan American Games Party Begins

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At this point, nobody will question the immensity of the culture and history of Peru, with the amazing show that inaugurated the Pan American Games, but the dance gave way to its essence: the sports party.

Lima woke up today with honey in her lips, evoking as many beauties as pleasant impressions that left various moments of the opening parade. The step horses, the chasquis, the color, tenor Juan Diego Florez and the image of Chabuca Granda. However, the show, multifaceted and at the same time balanced -one of the best at any level of recent times-, did nothing more than start the shot of a sui-generis pebetero by former volleyball player Cecilia Tait . The contagious Cariñito melody that filled the Parade of Peruvian athletes with happiness will not suffice. The veteran marathon runner Gladys Tejeda is the choice of the hosts to look for the first medal in the event this Saturday, with a discreet medal that includes the silver medal in the South American leaders last year, and the triumph in the marathon of Mexico 2017. In fact, Tejeda is not the favorite to prevail in the circuit that will take place in Kennedy Park, the starting point and goal of the 42.195-kilometer contest. The route will cover four Lima districts: Miraflores, San Isidro, Lince and Lima. Mexico, Brazil, the United States and Colombia, without ruling out Cuba, Peru and Chile, are a priori candidates to dominate the podium also in the male branch. Speed cabotage opens its competitions covering the final of 1000 meters C2 and crucial tests in 1000 meters K1, and C1 and K2 in the same distance, all of men and with good expectations for Cuba; and the female K1 of 500 meters. Bowling, shooting, basketball, boxing, handball, water skiing, artistic gymnastics, weight lifting, figure skating, beach volleyball, triathlon, taekwondo, sails and squash also appear in the Lima 2019 Pan American competition program today Saturday.