Paula Pareto was named Athlete Model for the third edition of the Youth Olympic Games, which will take place in October 2018 in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Born on January 16, 1986 in San Fernando, a city of Greater Buenos Aires, the young woman is in the category of less than 48 kg the "Peque" as it is known in Argentina has one of the most impressive judo records. Therefore, since his first participation in the Olympic Games in 2008 in Beijing, he won a bronze medal (first Olympic medal in judo for Argentina) and in Rio 2016 he would consecrate himself with the gold medal in a cardiac final against the competitor of South Korea.
Paula also has two world medals, including the title won in 2015 in Astana, Kazakhstan, not to mention thirteen continental medals.
Paula Pareto is a great champion in all aspects, since she is a medical doctor and decided to dedicate the post-Olympic season to her profession by creating a trauma center at the San Isidro hospital in Buenos Aires where she lives. While working tirelessly, he continues training and this year he has been allowed to participate in four competitions, winning the Panamerican Championship in Panama in April, and two bronze medals in the Grand Prix of Zagreb and Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi, in September and October.
The International Judo Federation is pleased to announce that Paula Pareto will officiate as an athlete role model in the Youth Olympic Games that will be held in Buenos Aires from October 6 to 18, 2018.
On this occasion, Paula will be able to broadcast to the younger generations his passion for judo and high level sport and on the other hand his incredible experience, acquired throughout his career.In little more than 300 days, almost 4,000 athletes between 15 and 18 years, in 32 sports and 206 countries, will meet in the Argentine capital to participate in the third edition of the event (the first edition was organized in Singapore in 2010 and the second in Nanjing, China, in 2014).
The Youth Olympic Games are the largest multi-sports event in the world for young high-performance athletes, whose objective is to inspire athletes to adopt the Olympic values of RESPECT, FRIENDSHIP AND EXCELLENCE.
The event takes place every four years; It has two editions, winter and summer, which are held alternately every two years.
Outside the sports field, athletes also participate with spectators in various educational and cultural activities that promote Olympism.