Gloria Asca won a bronze medal for Peru in the Junior Pan American Championship

Gloria Asca won third place in the wrestling competition. (Photo: IPD)

Peru continues to add medals thanks to the performance of national representatives in the Cali-Valle Junior Pan American Games. Gloria Asca is the last athlete who managed to stand on the podium by winning the bronze medal in the competition of struggle.

The 19-year-old athlete participated in the women’s branch in the 50 kg category in freestyle mode. Her debut in the competition was against Lucía Yamilé Yépez, representative of Ecuador who was the favorite to win the match. Gloria fell to Yépez of Ecuador in the quarterfinals for which she achieved third place later, while the Ecuadorian continued to advance to the final and was able to get the gold medal.

To get third place, Gloria had to face Shammika Miranda from Puerto Rico, after winning the match, the Peruvian was able to lift the bronze medal and give a new joy to the country by adding one more achievement in this first edition of the Junior Pan American Games. .


The Peruvian Sports Institute (IPD) remains quite active in social networks, congratulating the achievements that young athletes are achieving in these Games. Therefore, they once again used their social networks to celebrate the triumph of “We keep adding! Gloria Asca gets the bronze medal in Lucha 50kg. So far the national delegation has been getting 18 medals in the I Junior Pan American Games “, it reads.

(Photo: Captura Twitter)
(Photo: Captura Twitter)

The medal won by Gloria was the ninth bronze for the country and the number 18 won in total in the multisport event that began on November 25 and will conclude this Sunday, December 5.

Also, this Thursday, hours before Gloria’s triumph, the national rowing team made up of Ángel Sosa and César Cipriani took the silver medal, after a time of 7:03:88, which meant the 17th medal of the Peru in these Games.


We count the national winners to date:


1. Sofía Mamani – Athletics, 10,000 meters


2. Edward Alarcón – Gymnastics, horse with arsones

3. Edward Alarcón – Gymnastics, rings

4. Edward González – Gymnastics, jumping

5. Yumiko Tanabe – Judo

6. Kiara Arango – Judo

7. Eliana Vásquez – Taekwondo

8. Angelo Caro – Skateboarding

9. Ryan Cubas – Greco-Roman Wrestling


10. Inés Castillo – Badminton

11. Jaime Saavedra – Judo

12. Noemí Huayhuameza – Judo

13. Arnold Prado – Judo

14. Santiago Villegas – Weightlifting

15. Frank de la Sotta – Bowling

16. José Luis Chaupin – Athletics, 5,000 meters

17. Ángel Sosa and César Cipriani – Remo

18. Gloria Asca – Fight, 50 kg.


The Peruvian delegation arrived in Cali for the important international event, with a total of 160 qualified young athletes. The novel event started on November 25 and is scheduled to end the December 5th.

The judoka Noemí Huayhuameza and the skater Angelo Caro, were the standard bearers of the national team that is also made up of athletes, coaches and delegates who participate for the first time in these Games, the first in history for adolescents and young people between 14 and 22 years old.


It is a multisport event that is taking place in the city of Cali in Colombia by the first time during 2021. In the first instance, the games were planned to take place in June and September of this year. However, the health emergency due to COVID-19 caused the dates to be postponed.

This event is designed with the idea that young athletes participate, so the ages of participation are between 14 and 22 years old. In this first edition there will be a total of 3,500 athletes from the 41 nations that are members of Panam Sports and will compete 27 sports.


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