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Baldera Melissa

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Edert Alonzo Yllescas Ramos

Further personal information

Residence
Lima, PER
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2017.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to take up Para athletics by members of Yo Soy Sus Ojos, an athletics training centre for visually impaired athletes in Lima, Peru.
Club / Team
Sin Limites: Lima, PER
Name of coach
Miguel Calmet [national], PER; Valerys Larrondo [national], CUB
Training Regime
She trains at the National Sports Village [VIDENA] in Lima, Peru.

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to audio books and music, watching documentaries. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Achieving the qualifying standard for the 2020 Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Cuban Para sprinter Omara Durand. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She prays before competitions. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Impairment
She lost 90% of her vision at age 19 due to glaucoma. (andina.pe, 18 Aug 2021)