Wendis Mejias Viloria
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 16 in Valencia, Venezuela.
Why this sport?
"I wanted to show the world that my impairment is not my limitation, but the engine to move forwards."
Club / Team
CA Valencia: Venezuela
Name of coach
Adriana Benaventa, VEN
Listening to music. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coach Adriana Benaventa. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Venezuelan triple jumper Yulimar Rojas. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2021)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She shouts loudly before making a throw to motivate herself. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2018 she was named Impaired Athlete of the Year by the YMCA of Valencia in Venezuela. (Federacion Venezolana de Ciclismo Facebook page, 27 Nov 2018)