The Pan American Games get underway today in Santiago, Chile, and now that we finally have the complete lists of all athletes attending, we are happy to share everything you’ll need to follow along over the next week.
What’s at Stake?
In addition to the usual medals and other accolades available to the athletes competing at this major continental Games, there’s an added element of excitement here as two athletes – one WAG and one MAG – will earn berths to next year’s Olympic Games!
While the rest of the continental berths won’t be available until the 2024 season, the Pan American federation was able to get permission from the FIG to use this year’s Games as the qualifier so they won’t have to organize yet another continental meet next spring after hosting two this year. Though this continental meet happens out of order in terms of how spots are awarded – it’s supposed to be apparatus world cups first, then continental meets) and these continental spots here won’t become official until after the world cups end next year, we’ll still unofficially know the recipients of these berths this week.
To earn the spot, the athlete must be the highest-ranked eligible individual based on the all-around final competition, which happens on Monday. Eligible here just means that they can’t have either previously qualified as an individual, or their nation can’t have qualified a full team, which currently rules out anyone who qualified at worlds last year or this year.
Please see below for the complete lists of athletes who are expected to attend.
When’s it Happening?
See below for the complete schedule. All times listed are local to Santiago, which is one hour ahead of ET.
|SATURDAY OCTOBER 21|
|2:00 pm||Men’s Team Final & Individual Qualifications – Subdivision 1|
Argentina, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela
|6:30 pm||Men’s Team Final & Individual Qualifications – Subdivision 2|
Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Jamaica, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, United States
|SUNDAY OCTOBER 22|
|12:30 pm||Women’s Team Final & Individual Qualifications – Subdivision 1|
Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, United States
|2:30 pm||Women’s Team Final & Individual Qualifications – Subdivision 2|
Argentina, Barbados, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Peru, United States, Venezuela
|6:00 pm||Women’s Team Final & Individual Qualifications – Subdivision 3|
Brazil, Canada, Chile, Puerto Rico
|MONDAY OCTOBER 23|
|1:00 pm||Men’s All-Around Final|
|6:00 pm||Women’s All-Around Final|
|TUESDAY OCTOBER 24|
|5:00 pm||Men’s Floor Exercise Final|
|5:30 pm||Women’s Vault Final|
|6:00 pm||Pommel Horse Final|
|7:20 pm||Uneven Bars Final|
|7:50 pm||Still Rings Final|
|WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25|
|5:00 pm||Men’s Vault Final|
|5:30 pm||Balance Beam Final|
|6:00 pm||Parallel Bars Final|
|7:20 pm||Women’s Floor Exercise Final|
|7:50 pm||High Bar Final|
How Can We Follow Along?
All sessions will be streamed live on the PANAM Sports Channel! We are also here in Santiago and will be live blogging every session from the arena, so be sure to follow along in case the stream isn’t showing the routines you want to know about.
Live scores should be available through the Santiago 2023 Results website.
Article by Lauren Hopkins