Melissa Humana-Paredes
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Melissa Humana-Paredes

Melissa Humana-Paredes
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Melissa Humana-Paredes at 2019 Beach Volleyball World Championships
Personal information
Full nameMelissa Humana-Paredes
NationalityCanadian
Born (1992-10-10) October 10, 1992 (age 26)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
HometownToronto, Ontario, Canada
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
Beach volleyball information
Current teammate
Years Teammate
2016- Sarah Pavan
Previous teammates
Years Teammate
2012-16 Taylor Pischke

Melissa Humana-Paredes (born October 10, 1992) is a female Canadian beach volleyball player, who is partnered with Sarah Pavan.[1] She plays as a left-side defender.[2] The pair won the women's gold medal at the 2019 Beach Volleyball World Championships.[3]


Early life

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Humana-Paredes is the younger daughter of two Chilean expatriates, ballet dancer Myriam Paredes and volleyball player Hernán Humaña, who was part of the national team and later coached Canadians John Child and Mark Heese to the bronze medal at the 1996 Olympics.[4] Humana-Paredes started playing beach volleyball at the age of 12 and four years later, was already representing Canada internationally. She attended York University, majoring in communications while playing with the York Lions volleyball team.[5][6]

Volleyball career

In 2011, she won a silver medal at the FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships with Victoria Altomare.[7] Years later, as Hernan talked with volleyball coach Garth Pischke, he learned his daughter Taylor wanted to join the beach volleyball scene and suggested that the two daughters be joined as a team. Both were trained by Child.[8] The new pair led Humana-Paredes to win the bronze medal at the World Under-23 Championships and be named the top female rookie in 2015 by the International Federation of Volleyball.

Humana-Paredes competed at several Grand Slam and World Cup events, reaching the round of 16 at the 2015 Beach Volleyball World Championships[8] and the semi-finals at the 2015 Pan American Games.[9] From August 23-28, 2016, she competed with Pischke at the Long Beach, California, Grand Slam.[10] Playing in Pool-A, they lost to Maria Antonelli and Lili of Brazil (21-11, 23-21), and April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings of the United States (21-16, 21-17) in straight sets. Playing against Carol and Ana Patrícia of Brazil, they won in straight sets (21-19, 26-24), placing them in 3rd in Pool-A.


Humana-Paredes and Pavan won gold at the 2019 Beach Volleyball World Championships, defeating Americans April Ross and Alexandra Klineman in straight-sets 2-0 (23-21, 23-21 for Canada's 1st medal ever at the event.[3]

References

  1. ^ Canada's Sarah Pavan, Heather Bansley part ways
  2. ^ "Players Details: Melissa Humana-Paredes". Beach Volleyball Major Series. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ a b Couto, Melissa (July 6, 2019). "Canada earns spot in Olympics as Pavan, Humana-Paredes take beach volleyball gold". CBC Sports. The Canadian Press. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ La hija de chilenos que defiende a Canadá y brilla en Toronto (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Canadians make the most of their time on the beach
  6. ^ Melissa Humana-Paredes is York U's 2015 Pan Am hopeful in beach volleyball
  7. ^ Canadian beach volleyball pair of Melissa Humana-Paredes, Taylor Pischke threat to win at Pan Am Games -- and for years to come
  8. ^ a b Volleyball lineage flows through Canada's budding beach duo
  9. ^ Pischke and Humana-Paredes the future of Canadian beach volleyball
  10. ^ Team Profile

External links


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