Santiago 2023 will be the main prelude to the 2024 Paris Olympics, as it is confirmed that it will have the highest number of quota places for the five-ring event in the history of the Pan American Games and it will be the event, worldwide, that delivers the most tickets to France, although some sports such as cycling will award points to the Olympic ranking.
This was reported by Panam Sports, within the framework of its 60th General Assembly held for the first time in Chile. Its president, Neven Ilic, commented that “these Games will be a historic event, it will have the largest number of participating athletes ever seen with more than 6,900 and we will have a record number of qualifying disciplines for the Olympic Games.”
The helmsman, also a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), highlighted the planetary relevance that Santiago 2023 is acquiring. “It will be the sporting event that will provide the most places for the Olympic Games in the world, for which there are many reasons why Santiago 2023 will mark a before and after for Chilean sports,” he said.
For her part, the Minister of Sport, Alexandra Benado, indicated that “this will allow us not only to have opportunities for our athletes, but also to have the best representatives of the continent in our country”.
Meanwhile, the executive director of the Pan American and Parapan American Games, Gianna Cunazza, stressed that “this is a joint effort with various actors, Panam Sports, the Pan American confederations and the organizing committee, and the existence of this record of Olympic qualifications will allow us to gather to the most important athletes of the continent in various sports”, he valued.
Meanwhile, the president of the Chilean Olympic Committee (COCh), Miguel Ángel Mujica, indicated that “for all athletes on the continent it will be a great opportunity, especially for those of Team Chile, who will have the opportunity to compete at home and fight for a entered the Olympic Games surrounded by the love of their families and friends as extra motivation”.
In total, there will be 33 modalities that will deliver tickets to France, eight more than Lima 2019, breaking the historical mark: 21 disciplines will grant direct classifications and 12 will add points in a circuit linking with other competitions or valid to make the necessary marks.
The mega sporting event will gather, between October and November of next year, 7,000 conventional athletes and 2,000 para athletes from 41 countries of the continent, to compete in 39 Pan American sports and 17 Parapan American sports, with 61 and 18 disciplines, respectively.
15 OF 18 PARAPAN AMERICAN DISCIPLINES WILL GIVE QUOTES TO PARIS 2024
The Parapan American Games, which will take place after the Pan American competition, will have 15 disciplines that will grant quota for Paris 2024.
According to what was reported by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the Americas Paralympic Committee (APC), there will be six sports that will grant direct places: wheelchair basketball, soccer for the blind, goalball, for table tennis, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis, while another nine, so far, will be scored in a ranking with other competitions.
DISCIPLINES THAT WILL DELIVER DIRECT QUOTS TO PARIS 2024
5. Equestrian dressage
6. Equestrian full event
7. Equestrian jumping
8. Sport climbing
9. Artistic gymnastics
10. Rhythmic gymnastics
11. Trampoline gymnastics
12. Field Hockey
13. Artistic swimming
14. Modern Pentathlon
15. Water polo
18. Table tennis
DISCIPLINES WITH CLASSIFICATION MARKS AND THAT DELIVER POINTS FOR THE OLYMPIC RANKING
3. Basketball 3×3
4. BMX freestyle
5. BMX Race
6. Mountain biking
7. Track cycling
8. Road cycling
Fuente: Panam Sports