Leyla Chihuán

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Chihuán and the second or maternal family name is Ramos.
Leyla Chihuán
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Personal information
Full name Leyla Felicita Chihuán Ramos
Nickname Ley
Born (1975-09-04) September 4, 1975 (age 41)
Lima, Peru
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Spike 306 cm (120 in)
Block 296 cm (117 in)
Volleyball information
Current club retired
National team
1996-2010 Peru Peru

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.

Sports career[edit]

She was the captain of the Peruvian volleyball national team from 2005 to 2010 2006 FIVB Women's World Championship.

She has played in several teams in Spain and Italy.[1]

Playing in Chiapas, Mexico with her National Senior Team, she won the Best Blocker award and the silver medal at the 2010 Final Four Cup.[2][3]

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.[4]


Political career[edit]

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.




National team[edit]

Senior team[edit]


  1. ^ RPP. "Voleibolista Leyla Chihuán destaca en Superliga española" (in Spanish). 
  2. ^ Terra. "Perú cae ante República Dominicana y pierde título del Final Four" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  3. ^ NORCECA. "Best players of tournament awarded". Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  4. ^ "Leyla explains her retirement from the National Squad" (in Spanish). 

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