Colegio Altair students qualify for the Pan-American Games

Colegio Altair offers a specialised sports programme to its students and encourages participation in extra - curricular activities. Four former students of Altair recently qualified for the Pan-American Games that will be held in Lima, Peru, from July 26 to August 10. Daniela Macias will compete as a member of the Badminton Team; Micaela Farah will participate on the Golf Team; Noe Ben Lamine qualified for Equestrian Jumping, and Jean-Paul de Trazegnies will be part of the Sailing 49er team. These students have competed both nationally and internationally in their respective disciplines.

Daniela Macias started practicing badminton at the age of 7. She plays both singles and doubles. The best achievement in her sports career was qualifying for the Youth Olympic Games in 2014 and winning gold medals at Santa Marta in the 2017 Bolivarian Games, as well as at Cochabamba in the 2018 South American Games. These achievements served as qualification for the next Pan-American Games.

Micaela Farah is presently playing golf for Purdue University in the United States, where she is studying with a full scholarship. She has represented Peru in several international championships and was part of the Peruvian women's team that won the South American Championship. In addition, Micaela won the Amateur Women’s Open of Brazil in 2018.

Noe Ben Lamine will be the youngest rider to participate in the Pan-American Games in the Equestrian Jumping category. He recently competed in the Sol de Mayo International Championship in Argentina where he rode to a second-place finish. He has been practicing this sport since the age of 7, demonstrating tenacity and character to achieve his goals.

Jean-Paul de Trazegnies developed a passion for sailing whilst participating in the Optimist class during his adolescence. Since then, he has been sailing in different classes, such as Laser, Sunfish, and J-24. Jean-Paul won the World Sunfish Championship in 2018, in North Carolina, United States. He also won the South American Sunfish Championship in Barranquilla, Colombia.

During their school years at Altair, these students proved to be responsible, orderly and disciplined. These well-rounded students were able to manage their time successfully in order to complete their school responsibilities as well as to participate in competitive sports. Altair continues to support its students in pursuing athletics and school sports along with a rigorous academic programme.