The United States Olympic Paralympic Committee today announced the U.S. Parapan American Team that will compete at the Parapan American Games Lima 2019 from Aug. 23 – Sept. 1 in Peru.
Representing U.S Para Powerlifting is Luis Gonzalez-Poma, Christian Largo, Jake Schrom and Ahmed Shafik, who all recently competed at the 2019 World Para Powerlifting Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. Attending that competition were Kelley Humphries, DC, MS, EMT-P, CSCS, ICCSP, CCSP,executive director of Paralympic Operations at Logan University, the high performance management organization for USA Para Powerlifting, along with Devon Ackroyd, DC, CSCS, advance practice clinician at Paraquad;High Performance Manager of USA Paralympic PowerliftingMary Hodge;and Logan President Clay McDonald.
The Parapan American Games are held every four years and precede the Paralympic Games by one year. Team USA will be represented in 16 sports during the 11-day competition. The U.S. will compete in every sport on the Parapan American Games program, with the exception of 5-a-side soccer.
The 2019 U.S. Parapan American squad of 257 athletes features 114 Paralympians, including 67 Paralympic medalists and 36 Paralympic champions.
Coverage of the 2019 U.S. Parapan American Team can be found at TeamUSA.org/Parapan2019 and on Team USA’s social channels featuring the hashtag #Lima2019. Additionally, visit TeamUSA.org/USADaily to sign up to receive the USA Daily, a digital news blast that provides Team USA results and highlights each night via email during the Games.