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The 2019 Parapan American Games will take place in Lima, Peru from August 23 to September 1. The Games will feature approximately 1,850 athletes with 935 technical officials competing in 17 sports.
The 17 sports include: Para athletics, Para badminton, boccia, Para cycling, football 7-a-side, football 5-a-side, goalball, Para judo, Para powerlifting, shooting Para sport, sitting volleyball, Para swimming, Para table tennis, Para taekwondo, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, and wheelchair tennis.
Lima will serve as a qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, but it is not the only qualifier ahead of those Games.
The first edition of the Parapan American Games was in 1999 where 1,000 athletes from 18 countries competed in only four disciplines including Para athletics, Para swimming, Para table tennis and wheelchair basketball.