Van Lange gains qualification spot to inaugural Junior Pan American Games

Talented National Junior and Cadet Table Tennis champion Jonathan Van Lange has gained a qualification spot to the 1st Junior Pan American Games, scheduled from 25th November to 6th December 2021 in Cali, Colombia.
The Cali 2021 Junior Pan American Games are a multisport Junior Olympic cycle event intended to promote and develop the next generation of athletes in the Americas. Panam Sports outlined that, given the central concept for the institution and implementation of the Junior Pan American Games, being to develop the next generation of athletes in the Americas, they decided to open up additional wildcard slots for athletes who were unable to attend qualification events due to COVID and travel restrictions, as well as for those from nations that normally do not participate in many disciplines.
In this regard, the Guyana Table Tennis Association and Guyana Olympic Association nominated and submitted Jonathan as one of its talented prospects for the available wildcard positions. Jonathan, after careful analysis and the cooperation of the respective Pan American Sports confederations, among other factors, was selected as a qualifier among the list of talented prospects in the Americas region in the inaugural games of the Cali 2021 Junior Pan American Games.
An exceptional talent, who has great prospects for regional and international success if given the correct support and nurturing in the ideal environments for growth, Jonathan’s qualification for participation at this event provides a great platform for him to register and commence his quest for qualification at the Junior Olympic Games, Junior South American Games 2022, and Junior Commonwealth Games, among other Junior Olympic cycle and key international events within the junior realm.