Poleth Isamar Mendes Sanchez
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics at age 12.
Why this sport?
Coach Pablo Delgado went to her town to look for children who wanted to take up athletics, and she registered to try the sport.
Playing football, dancing. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019; polehtmendez.wordpress.com, 07 May 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Coach David Bernardo. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)
A back injury kept her out of the sport for 17 months. She returned to competition in June 2019. (eltelegrafo.com.ec, 26 Jun 2019)
Awards and honours
She was flag bearer for Ecuador at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Her sister Anais won the silver medal in the F20 shot put at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (SportsDeskOnline, 14 Jun 2021; elnorte.ec, 27 Aug 2019)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (eltelegrafo.com.ec; 26 Sep 2019)
|Women's Shot Put F20||Final Round||2016-09-10||5|
|Women's Shot Put F20||Final 1||2017-07-18||2|