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BENAVIDEZ HERNANDEZ Vanessa Del Carmen
Sport Para athletics
NPC Nicaragua   
GenderWomen
Age29
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T11, F11
Further Personal Information
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began to take part in athletics at age 13.
Senior International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
Nicaragua
Tournament
Pan American Games
Location
Rio de Janeiro
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing goalball. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing first in the 100m, 200m and 400m at the Student Central American Games in Guatemala in 2007. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2010)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I can do it. I will do it." (Athlete, 20 Nov 2010)
Awards and honours
She was named Outstanding Athlete in 2008 and 2009 by the Sport Journalists Association of Nicaragua. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2010)
Ambitions
"To keep improving every day and be an example to society, especially for blind women, because sports help you overcome the difficulties." (Athlete, 20 Nov 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Round 1 2012 200m T11 33.51
Round 1 2012 100m T11 16.07