Micher Maria Avila Buelvas

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11, F11

Further personal information

Residence
Sincelejo, COL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
National Open University [UNAD] : Bogotá, COL

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2002 in Sucre, Colombia.
Club / Team
Club Aguilas de Sucre: Sincelejo, COL
Name of coach
Carlos Ladino [national], COL; Jerry Gaviria; Arturo Correa
Training Regime
She trains at the High Performance Centre in Bogota, Colombia.

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Colombia
Location
Cali, COL

General interest

Awards and honours
In 2014 she won the Acord de Oro as the Para-athlete of the Year in the department of Sucre, Colombia. (report.net, 13 Dec 2014)
Other sports
She has competed in swimming at the National Para Games in Colombia. (kienyke.com, 19 Jun 2011)
Impairment
She had measles at age five. The illness affected the optic nerves in her eyes and she had lost her vision by age 11. (kienyke.com, 19 Jun 2011)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
She starred in a documentary called 'Con los Ojos del Alma' [With the Eyes of your Soul], which focused on her everyday life and her experiences through childhood. (tonyrtv, 30 Jun 2011)