- Born:13 March 1990 (30 years)
Vanessa Chala of Ecuador won the Pan American Open in Buenos Aires in 2014. She won bronze at the PanAm Open in Lima in 2016. Chala took over ten World Cup medals, all U70kg. Chala competed at various World Championships. She won all three Pan American Opens in Lima, Cordoba and Santiago in 2019. She took gold at the Pan American Open in Quito in 2019. She took a bronze medal at the Grand Prix in Montreal. She captured the gold at the Pan American Open in Santo Domingo in 2019.