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Yesenia Maria Restrepo Munoz



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
T11, F11
Esteban Aguirre

Further personal information

Husband Joe Yorley Gonzalez Betancur, daughter Estefania [2001]
Higher education
Child Psychology, Engineering - Hogar Lola Montoya Foundation: Itagüí, COL

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics at age 25 in Medellin, Colombia.
Why this sport?
She was involved in swimming until her future husband invited her to try athletics.
Name of coach
Alonso Mina [national]; Freyman Arias [national]

General interest

Spending time with family. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 4x100m T11-13 at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her daughter. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Her husband Joe Gonzalez. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's true when they say that disability is in the mind, each person sets their own limits. As long as there is desire, love, and a willingness to accomplish, anything is possible." (, 11 Oct 2015)
Famous relatives
Her husband Joe Yorley Gonzalez Betancur represented Colombia in athletics at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. He also played wheelchair basketball at the 2003 Parapan American Games in Mar de Plata, Argentina. (, 10 Aug 2015)
She lost her vision in 2005 after the optic nerves in both of her eyes became damaged. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2019; Seleccion Antioquia, 22 May 2015)


Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F11 Final 2011-01-26 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F11/12 Final Round 2012-09-05 9999
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F11/12 Final 1 2013-07-20 11
Women's Shot Put F11 Final 1 2013-07-24 6
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F11 Final 1 2015-10-22 4
Women's Discus Throw F11 Final 1 2015-10-24 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F11 Final Round 2016-09-09 5
Women's 4x100 m T11-13 Final Round 2016-09-14 3