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Elena Machekhina



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Novokuznetsk, RUS
Athlete, Student

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2013 in Guryevsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
Russian powerlifting coach Sergey Kiselyov invited her to a training session. She liked it and started training herself. "It gives meaning to my life. I love it, madly. I can't even describe how great it feels when I accomplish something."
Club / Team
Kuzbass Regional Training Centre of Adaptive Sports: Novokuznetsk, RUS
Name of coach
Ruslan Sorokin [personal], RUS

General interest

Wheelchair racing, swimming, sailing. (Athlete, 01 Apr 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Her performance at the 2020 Cup of Russia in Bryansk, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 01 Apr 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coach Ruslan Sorokin. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"For me, sport is my whole life. I don't understand those who give up training. I don't know how to live without it." (, 27 Jan 2019)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Candidate for Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (, 25 Dec 2020)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 01 Apr 2021)
Both of her legs were amputated in 2002 after she was hit by a car. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2016)
Other information
She says that powerlifting has provided direction to her life. "It is important to set goals. Decide what you need to find the true meaning of your life and gradually move towards this. Do not give up. I remember my life before sports. I lived in a small town, almost a village. I did not know where to go, what to do. Now I know where I am going and I have goals." (, 27 Jan 2019)


Unit Date Rank
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 55.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-08 9