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Panamerican Tournaments

Panamerican Tournaments. 2012-04-13 18:58.


The countries in the Americas join the Pan American Tournament. This event has been held twice. The first version was held in July 2009 in the city of Buenos Aires. This event was attended by the delegations of Brazil , Argentina , United States and Canada who were competing  for a place at the 2010 World Championship . In this case, Canada was classified because it was hosting the event and the United States as the last world champion. Thus, Argentina and Brazil played the remaining quota. The Argentine team took this honour which allowed them to debut in the world championship held in Vancouver in 2010. They then joined the 12 best teams in the world. 

The second event was held in September of 2011 in Bogotá. It awarded two spots to the London 2012 Paralympic Games . The event was attended by delegations from the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Argentina , Mexico and Colombia . In the end ,the team from the United States came in first, followed by Canada and Brazil. The two North American teams managed to qualify for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.