- Born:16 March 1998 (21 years)
Junior Pan American Championships gold medallist Francisco Balanta was born in Jamundi and currently resides in Cali, Colombia. Balanta. The former U81kg competitor finished fifth at the senior Pan American Championships this year and should not be overlooked on his introduction to the World Championships. He won the Pan American Cup U21 in Lima in 2018. He won the Pan American Open in Lima in 2019. He captured a bronze medal at the Pan American Open in Quito in 2019.