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CALVO Melissa
Sport Para athletics
NPC Costa Rica   
GenderWomen
Age22
Place of BirthSan Josť, CRC
Height1.66 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F13, T13
Further Personal Information
Residence
San Josť, CRC
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Mathematics - University of Costa Rica: Costa Rica
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics at age 13 at Belen Sports Centre in Costa Rica.
Why this sport?
She used to watch her younger sister training in athletics, and decided to follow her into the sport.
Name of coach
Keith Stewart Cordero [personal], CRC
General Interest
Nicknames
Colocha (Facebook profile, 13 May 2021)
Hobbies
Listening to music, spending time outside. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Achieving the qualifying standard for the 2020 Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She prays before competitions. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Ambitions
To set new personal bests at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (larepublica.net, 14 Jun 2021)
Impairment
She was born with a cataract in her right eye. At age 16 she was diagnosed with glaucoma [a disease that damages the optic nerve] in the same eye. (kevin-gimenez.com, 16 May 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
18 2021 100m T13 14.25
  2021 400m T13  DSQ
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2019 100m T13 13.78