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Vannessa del Carmen Benavidez Hernandez

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T11, F11

Further personal information

Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began to take part in athletics at age 13.

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Nicaragua
Tournament
Pan American Games
Location
Rio de Janeiro

General interest

Hobbies
Playing goalball. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing first in the 100m, 200m and 400m at the Student Central American Games in Guatemala in 2007. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2010)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I can do it. I will do it." (Athlete, 20 Nov 2010)
Awards and honours
She was named Outstanding Athlete in 2008 and 2009 by the Sport Journalists Association of Nicaragua. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2010)
Ambitions
"To keep improving every day and be an example to society, especially for blind women, because sports help you overcome the difficulties." (Athlete, 20 Nov 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 3 2012-09-01 4
Women's 100 m T11 Heat 2 2012-09-04 4