Parapan: table tennis starts before the opening ceremony

The Parapan American Games officially begin next Friday (17) with the opening ceremony. However, Brazilian athletes participate in the mega sporting event, which will be played in Santiago (Chile) until November 26, next Thursday (16) with the first table tennis clashes.

Brazil will be represented in this sport by 26 athletes, who will try to keep the country at the top of the sport in the Americas, preferably by climbing to the highest place on the individual podiums, which guarantees the ranking for the next edition of the Paralympic Games . , which will be held in Paris (France) in 2024. The doubles competition does not offer direct Olympic places, but makes it possible to define the position in the world ranking, one of the determining criteria for stamping the passport.

Brazil’s participation in the competition will begin at 10 a.m. (Brasilia time) with Eziquiel Babes measuring his strengths with the Canadian Muhammad Mudassar in class 4, Lucas Arabian facing the Argentinian Mauro Depergola in class 5, Claudio Massad facing the Salvadoran Josue Regalado in class 10 and Gabriel Antunes. playing against Guatemalan Marcos Orellana also in class 10.

From then on, Brazilian athletes will participate in 19 more occasions next Thursday in this sport.

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