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MENDEZ Poleth
Sport Para athletics
NPC Ecuador   
GenderWomen
Age26
Place of BirthCarpuela, ECU
Height1.77 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T20, F20
Further Personal Information
Languages
Spanish
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.
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Ecuador
General Interest
Hobbies
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)
Injuries
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)
Famous relatives
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)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (eltelegrafo.com.ec; 26 Sep 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016 Shot Put F20 12.02
1 2021 Shot Put F20 14.39
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2019 Shot Put F20 12.75
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2017 Shot Put F20 12.72
5 2019 Shot Put F20 12.82