Sunday, 14 Jul 2024

Sitting Teams Ready for Parapan Am Games in Lima

The U.S. Men’s and Women’s Sitting Volleyball Teams are gearing up for the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru, with distinct goals in mind.

U.S. Men’s Team: Eyeing Tokyo 2020 Qualification

For the U.S. Men’s Sitting Team, the Parapan American Games serve as a vital qualification event for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Their mission is clear: win the tournament in Peru and secure their spot in Tokyo without having to face a last-chance tournament next year. Ranked seventh in the latest World ParaVolley rankings, the team is feeling confident after a series of successful events in 2019. They dominated Canada in a five-match exhibition series in May and secured a significant victory against Germany for the first time in program history during the Dutch Tournament in June. This momentum has bolstered their belief that they are on the right track.

The U.S. Men’s Team will kick off their group play on August 24, facing host Peru and second-ranked Brazil. The following day, they will take on Colombia and Costa Rica, and finish their group matches against their rivals, Canada, on August 26. Captain Eric Duda emphasizes the importance of this tournament, stating that winning is the key to qualify for Tokyo. With a history of Brazil and the United States facing off in the finals, he anticipates a similar scenario and is eager to take on the challenge.

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U.S. Women’s Team: Preparing for Tokyo 2020

Unlike their male counterparts, the U.S. Women’s Sitting Team has already qualified for the 2020 Paralympics by finishing second in the 2018 World ParaVolley World Championships. As reigning Paralympic Games champions and the top-ranked team in the world, their focus for the Parapan Am Games is on fine-tuning their skills and acclimating themselves to the multi-sport competition environment ahead of Tokyo 2020.

The U.S. Women will play one group match each day from August 24-26, starting with Peru, followed by Brazil, and then Canada. Captain Katie Holloway expresses the team’s commitment to performing at their highest level and setting the bar for excellence.


Q: What is the objective of the U.S. Men’s Sitting Team at the Parapan American Games?

A: The U.S. Men’s Sitting Team aims to win the tournament to secure direct qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics without going through a last-chance tournament in 2020.

Q: What is the focus of the U.S. Women’s Sitting Team at the Parapan Am Games?

A: The U.S. Women’s Sitting Team is using the Parapan Am Games as an opportunity to strengthen their team and prepare for a successful title defense at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.


The U.S. Men’s and Women’s Sitting Volleyball Teams are preparing to compete in the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. While the Men’s Team aims to secure direct qualification for Tokyo 2020, the Women’s Team is focused on further strengthening their skills for a successful title defense. With a track record of success and a strong determination, both teams are looking forward to the challenge and are eager to represent the United States at the highest level of sitting volleyball. For more information and updates, please visit the official website of

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