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Chelsi Figley

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Columbiana, OH, USA
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Social Work Studies - Case Western Reserve University: Cleveland, OH, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting in 2008 at age 26 in Boardman, OH, United States of America.
Why this sport?
She initially joined a gym to try and lose weight and improve her fitness, but soon decided she wanted to compete. "I was good at it and it had nothing to do with my chair."
Name of coach
Butch Schovanec [national]; Brian Raneri [personal], USA
Training Regime
She trains at the Workout Center in Columbiana, OH, United States of America.

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
United States
Tournament
World Games
Location
Kuala Lumpur, MAS

General interest

Nicknames
Chels (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Hobbies
Reading, spending time with friends, watching television, sport. (Facebook page, 11 Oct 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Brian Raneri. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I don't need easy. I just need possible." [US surfer Bethany Hamilton] (Athlete, 31 Oct 2011)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (Facebook page, 11 Oct 2017)
Impairment
She has paraplegia as the result of spina bifida. (omegawave.com, 13 Jan 2015; Facebook page, 11 Oct 2017)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
She serves as an athlete representative for US Paralympics Powerlifting. (logan.edu, 26 Feb 2017)

OTHER STUDIES
She as a master's degree in mental health counselling and a bachelor's degree in counselling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, United States of America. She also has a certification in medical billing and coding from Kent State University at Salem in Ohio, United States of America. (LinkedIn profile, 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 56.00kg Final 2010-07-27 9999
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 61.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-08 11