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Melani Berges Gamez

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12, F12
Guide
Jaime del Rio

Further personal information

Residence
Badalona, ESP
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Education - Complutense University of Madrid: Spain

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age eight at an association for the visually impaired [ONCE] in Barcelona, Spain.
Club / Team
AD Marathon: Madrid, ESP

General interest

Hero / Idol
Spanish long jumper Yago Lamela. (relevomagazine.com, 07 Mar 2017)
Injuries
She sustained a number of injuries between 2014 and 2015, which included a contusion of the ankle bone, a fractured metacarpal bone and a sprained ankle. (Facebook page, 19 Aug 2015, 23 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Set a goal, and go for it." (Facebook page, 24 May 2017)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2019 Female Athlete in Inclusive Athletics by the Madrid Athletics Federation. (atletismomadrid.com, 27 Jan 2020)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has served as a member of the general assembly for the Spanish Federation of Sports for Visually Impaired People [FEDC]. (fedc.es, 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T12 Heat 1 2011-01-25 3
Women's Long Jump F12/13 Final 2011-01-27 10
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T12 Heat 1 2015-10-22 6
Women's 200 m T12 Heat 2 2015-10-24 9
Women's 4x100 m T11-13 Final 1 2015-10-31 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 4x100 m T11-13 Final Round 2016-09-14 4
Women's 400 m T12 Heat 1 2016-09-15 1
Women's 400 m T12 Final Round 2016-09-17 4
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T12 Final 1 2017-07-19 2