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Pic of the Day: Costa Rica at the 2019 Pan American Games

July 27, 2019

The 2019 Pan American Games are underway in Lima, Peru.

Costa Rica sent more than 80 participants to the international competition, which features athletes from more than 40 countries.

Soccer star Shirley Cruz carried the Costa Rican flag at Friday’s Opening Ceremony.

Costa Rica at the Pan American Games
Costa Rica's flag-bearer, footballer Shirley Cruz, lead her delegation during the Parade of Nations of the opening ceremony of the Lima 2019 Pan-American Games at the National Stadium in Lima, on July 26, 2019. (Photo by Pedro PARDO / AFP)

Costa Rica has participated in every iteration of the Pan American Games, which were first held in 1951. Tico athletes have earned a total of 20 medals: five gold, six silver and nine bronze.

The country’s most successful year was 1987, when Costa Rica earned 11 medals, including three gold.

¡Vamos Costa Rica!

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