Five candidates running for APC Athlete Representative

By IPC | May 31, 2019, 1:07 p.m. (ET)

Ileana Rodriguez competes in swimming at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.Ileana Rodriguez, pictured swimming at the 2012 Paralympic Games, is running for re-election as APC Athlete Representative at the 2019 Parapan American Games.

Five Para athletes have been nominated by their respective National Paralympic Committees for the Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) Athlete Representative elections that will take place during the Parapan American Games Lima 2019.
    
The candidates vying for this position are:

  • Cristian Valenzuela, Chile, track and field
  • Giselle Muñoz, Argentina, table tennis
  • Ileana Rodriguez, USA, swimming
  • Shauna-Kay Tawani Hines, Jamaica, taekwondo
  • Simone Camargo, Brazil, goalball
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    The APC Athlete Representative elections will take place August 17-25, 2019 in the Proud Paralympian area located in the entrance way to the Main Dining Hall. All athletes competing at Lima 2019 are invited to vote.
        
    Incumbent APC Athlete Representative Ileana Rodriguez was elected at Toronto 2015.
        
    The APC Athlete Representative is the voice of the Paralympic athletes of the Americas Region and is a member of the APC Executive Committee.
        
    She/He should have strong leadership qualities, as well as broad knowledge of the Paralympic Movement, be respected both on and off the field of play, and have experience in, and a commitment to, the advocacy of athlete-related issues.
        
    The elected APC Athlete Representative is also expected to devote the necessary time required to fulfil the work on the APC Executive Committee and to attend relevant activities and meetings over the next four years.
        
    For further information please contact Primrose Mhunduru, IPC Athletes Engagement Manager primrose.mhunduru@paralympic.org
        
    Lima 2019 will take place between August 23 – September 1 and will feature over 1,800 athletes competing across 17 sports, overtaking Toronto 2015 as the biggest Parapan American Games in history.