Yesenia Maria Restrepo Munoz
Type of Impairment
Further personal information
Husband Joe Yorley Gonzalez Betancur, daughter Estefania 
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]
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." (elcolombiano.com, 11 Oct 2015)
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. (paralympic.org, 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)
|Women's Shot Put F11||Final||2011-01-26||3|
|Women's Shot Put F11/12||Final Round||2012-09-05||9999|
|Women's Discus Throw F11/12||Final 1||2013-07-20||11|
|Women's Shot Put F11||Final 1||2013-07-24||6|
|Women's Javelin F11||Final 1||2015-10-22||4|
|Women's Discus Throw F11||Final 1||2015-10-24||4|
|Women's Discus Throw F11||Final Round||2016-09-09||5|
|Women's 4x100 m T11-13||Final Round||2016-09-14||3|