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Irina Kazantseva

Powerlifting
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Husband Sergey Kazantsev, son Artem, daughter Anastasia
Other names
Irina Alyrchikova
Residence
Barnaul, RUS
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 25 in the Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
She heard from her friends that a new sports club called Patriot had opened near where she lived, so she decided to go there and gave powerlifting a try.

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Kavala, GRE

General interest

Hobbies
Gathering berries and mushrooms, beadwork. (Athlete, 24 May 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 56kg category at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 13 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Awards and honours
She received the Order for Merit to the Fatherland [second grade] in the Russian Federation in recognition of the silver medal she won at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (kremlin.ru, 30 Sep 2009)

She has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 17 Feb 2021; Athlete, 13 Sep 2016)
Famous relatives
Her husband Sergey Kazantsev has competed in powerlifting. (kp.ru, 13 Sep 2008; stadion22.ru, 19 Dec 2007)
Impairment
Her leg was amputated after she was struck by a car at age 11. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012; stadion22.ru, 19 Dec 2007)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from the sport in March 2021. (Athlete, 31 Mar 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -56 kg Final Round 2
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 56.00kg Final 2010-07-27 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -56 kg Final Round 2012-09-02 5