Cecilia Tait

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Cecilia Tait
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Cecilia Tait
Personal information
Full name Cecilia Roxana Tait Villacorta
Nickname La Zurda del Oro (The Golden Left-Handed Woman)
Born (1962-05-02) May 2, 1962 (age 55)
Lima, Peru
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Volleyball information
Current club retired
National team
1978–1988 Peru

Cecilia Roxana Tait Villacorta (born May 2, 1962)[1] is a Peruvian politician and former volleyball player. Nicknamed La Zurda del Oro (The Golden Left-Handed Woman) she participated in three Summer Olympics with the Peruvian national team, finishing 6th in 1980, 4th in 1984 and winning a silver medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.[2][3]


In 1998 Cecilia Tait entered politics, becoming elected municipal councillor in Villa María del Triunfo, representing the Fujimorist party Vamos Vecino. Tait was elected Congresswoman in 2000, representing Perú Posible. She was the first Afro-Peruvian elected to Peru's Congress. The resignation of President Alberto Fujimori led to new elections the following year in which she was reelected for the period 2001–2006. Tait sponsored several bills approved by the Congress that expanded sports programs for both the country's most talented athletes and poor school children as well.[4]


  1. ^ "Cecilia Tait Vilacorta". Congreso de la República del Peru. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "1988 Summer Olympics – Seoul, South Korea – Volleyball"databaseOlympics (Retrieved on February 5, 2008)
  3. ^ "Cecilia Tait". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  4. ^ (in Spanish) Cecilia Tait VillacortaCongreso de la República del Perú (Retrieved on February 5, 2008)