2023 ParaPan American Games by the numbers
by Team USA
240 athletes will represent Team USA at the 2023 Parapan American Games. 92 women and 148 men will compete in 16 of the 17 sports during the 10-day competition.
Team USA will welcome 45 Paralympic medalists to the competition, including 21 Paralympic champions. Six members of the 2020 Men's wheelchair basketball team will compete in Santiago: Brian Bell, John Boie, Trevon Jenifer, Jorge Sanchez, Steve Serio, and Jacob Williams. Five reigning 2020 Paralympic Games individual Gold medalists: Ian Seidenfield (table tennis) and swimmers Evan Austin, McKenzie Coan, Mikaela Jenkins, and Mallory Weggemann.
39 States will be represented at the Parapan American Games. Utah is home to the youngest member of the delegation, 13 year old Chloe Cederholm of the Para Swimming team. The oldest member of the delegation, table tennis Paralympian Michael Godfrey hails from Dublin, Texas.
23 athletes have military ties, including 13 with Army, one with Air Force, one with Navy and seven with the Marine Corps. USA Shooting, U.S. Paralympic Cycling and U.S. Paralympic Track and Field have the most representation, each featuring four athletes with miliary ties.
8 qualification spots are on the line for Team USA at the Parapan American Games. Team USA will be looking to secure direct qualification in both table tennis and wheelchair tennis. Additionally, men's and women's goalball, men's and women's wheelchair basketball, and wheelchair rugby can also qualify their teams. Quota spots are available in archery, boccia, and shooting. Points will be awarded in the sports of badminton, boccia, judo, powerlifting, table tennis, taekwondo, and wheelchair tennis, all of which will count towards Paris qualification. Finally, swimmers can earn minimum qualifying standards for the Paralympic Games Paris 2024.