Imagen
41904-Irina Sadovnikova photo

Irina Sadovnikova

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
One daughter
Residence
St. Petersburg, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training at age 32 in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
She was invited to take part in the opening ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, where she learned about Para powerlifting.
Club / Team
V.F. Kraevsky Sports School of Olympic Reserve: St. Petersburg, RUS
Name of coach
Denis Leshchev [personal], RUS; Sergey Isaev [personal], RUS

General interest

Hobbies
Cooking, reading, communicating with friends. (fondopora.ru, 17 Oct 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold and setting two Russian records in +86kg weight category at the 2019 National Championships in Bryansk, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 07 May 2019)
Injuries
In December 2014 she required surgery after fracturing her hip. (fondopora.ru, 17 Oct 2018)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 07 May 2019; paralymp.ru, 03 Mar 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2019 World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, and the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 07 May 2019)
Impairment
In 2000 she sustained a spinal injury in a car accident. (fondopora.ru, 17 Oct 2018)