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Gulbanu Abdykhalykova



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Taldykorgan, KAZ
Kazakh, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Zhetysu State University: Taldykorgan, KAZ

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2005 in Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan.
Why this sport?
"I decided to do the sport myself. Achieving goals and winning medals became my dream."
Club / Team
Almaty Sports Club for People with Impairments: Taldykorgan, KAZ
Name of coach
Artur Tomitsky [national], KAZ; Denis Orlov [personal], KAZ

International debut

Competing for
Kuala Lumpur, MAS

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning her first career gold at the 2005 Kazakhstan Championships. (Athlete, 28 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol
Kazakhstani powerlifter Lyazat Salimzhanova. (Athlete, 28 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (, 20 Dec 2017; Athlete, 28 Aug 2016)

In November 2013 she received the Example to Follow prize, organised by the Cosmopolitan magazine in Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 28 Aug 2016;, 29 Nov 2013)

In April 2013 she received the Kaisar Tulga prize as part of the 'Sport of Equal Opportunities' project in Kazakhstan. (, 18 Apr 2013)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 07 Feb 2019)
In 1994 she suffered a spinal cord injury, which resulted in paralysis of her lower limbs. (Athlete, 28 Aug 2016)


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 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -50 kg Final Round 2016-09-10 7
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 50.00kg Final 2017-12-05 9