|Full name||Leyla Felicita Chihuán Ramos|
September 4, 1975 |
|Height||1.83 metres (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||66 kilograms (146 lb)|
|Spike||306 cm (120 in)|
|Block||296 cm (117 in)|
Leyla Felicita Chihuán Ramos (born September 4, 1975 in Lima) is a former female volleyball player from Peru, of Quechua and Afro-Peruvian descent, who twice represented her native country at the Summer Olympics. In 2011, she entered politics, becoming a Congresswoman.
She has played in several teams in Spain and Italy.
Chihuán stated during the 2010 FIVB Women's World Championship that it would be her last tournament with her team and that she would step down as player and captain. After Peru's final match against China she told reporters in interviews that she did not leave because of some physical or age related issue but due to "circumstances" that she could not control.
- Winiary Kalisz (1997-1999)
- CV Benidorm (2005-2007)
- CV Miranda (2008-2009)
- Regatas Lima (2009-2010)
- Universidad César Vallejo (2013-2014)
In 2011, Leyla Chihuán was elected to the Congress of Peru on the list of the fujimorist Fuerza 2011 party, representing the city of Lima. She is one of four female ex-volleyball players serving in Congress for the 2011-2016 term.
- 1996 Olympic Games — 11th place
- 1998 World Championship — 9th place
- 2000 Olympic Games — 11th place
- 2006 World Championship — 20th place
- 2007 FIVB World Cup — 11th place
- 2009 Pan-American Cup — 5th place
- 2010 World Championship — 15th place
- 2009 South American Championship "Best Scorer"
- 2009 South American Championship "Best Spiker"
- 2010 Final Four Cup "Best Blocker"
- 2005 Bolivarian Games, Gold Medal
- 2007 South American Championship, Silver Medal
- 2009 South American Championship, Bronze Medal
- 2010 Women's Pan-American Volleyball Cup, Silver Medal
- 2010 Final Four Women's Volleyball Cup, Silver Medal
- RPP. "Voleibolista Leyla Chihuán destaca en Superliga española" (in Spanish).
- Terra. "Perú cae ante República Dominicana y pierde título del Final Four" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-09-25.
- NORCECA. "Best players of tournament awarded". Retrieved 2010-09-25.
- "Leyla explains her retirement from the National Squad" (in Spanish).
- FIVB Profile
- Resume on the National Electoral Panel (JNE) site
- Official Congressional site
- Leyla Chihuán en ElComercio.pe