VIDENA WILL EXPERIENCE A SPORT-FILLED WEEKEND
The main Lima 2019 competition venue will host two championships in the Athletics Stadium and the Velodrome.
The National Sports Village (VIDENA), built and remodeled to host the Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games, will be filled once again with hopeful athletes who will compete in first-rate conditions, just like during the greatest multi-sports celebration in the continent.
VIDENA, that became the main sports venue during Lima 2019, will welcome start on Friday, October 11, two important national competitions with the best Peruvian representatives. The U18 National Championship will take place in the Athletics Stadium.
This event, for athletes under 18, will take place until Sunday, October 13. The best athletes will be selected as part of the U18 pre-team for the Bolivarian Youth Games, taking place in Sucre, Bolivia, in 2020.
The competition begins this Friday at 13:00, with the men’s 100 m sprint. Speed, middle-distance, distance, jumping and throwing events will take place until December 13 at noon.
CYCLING IN THE VELODROME
Meanwhile, the 2019 National Track Championship will be held this Saturday and Sunday in the Velodrome, which was remodeled for the Lima 2019 Games. This important event will gather the main competitors from across the country, both women and men, in the Elite, Junior and U-17 categories.
The competition will begin this Saturday 12, starting at 08:00. The first three places will be awarded medals and recognized as national champions.
The following events will take place during the championship: Omnium, Individual Pursuit, Points, Scratch, Keirin, Kilometer, 500 meters and 200 meters. The tournament will take place from 08:00 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 19:00. On Sunday 13, the competition will be held from 08:00 to 13:00.
These activities kick off a series of events that will take place in the near future, including international table tennis and weightlifting tournaments, also in VIDENA. This shows that Peru now has quality infrastructure to organize various tournaments and in the best conditions, just like with lima 2019.