Gloria Monrroy

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54, F55

Further personal information

Residence
Bogotá, COL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
Having tried basketball and tennis, she took up para-athletics in 2007 in Bogota, Colombia.
Why this sport?
She began doing sport as a way of overcoming her depression following the accident in which she was injured and her husband died. In 2007 she had to give up tennis because she could not find an instructor, so she took up athletics instead.
Club / Team
Volver a Empezar: Bogotá, COL

General interest

Impairment
In 1999 she was walking to the bakery she owned with her husband when they were both hit by a car. Her husband died and she was in a coma for three months. She is also unable to walk as a result of the accident. (e-pol.com.ar, 09 Sep 2009)