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Karen Abramyants

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Wife Susanna, daughter Sofia
Residence
Muravlenko, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Law - Tyumen State University: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2003 in Muravlenko, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He was doing body building training when he met a powerlifting coach Denis Smagin, who encouraged him to try the sport. Powerlifting became a way for him to reintegrate into society following his accident. "You sit at home, don't go any where, you're embarrassed. But when you take up a sport, everything is different. Here you are a person. There is no difference between you and someone who is healthy."
Club / Team
Yamal Centre of Olympic Preparation: Russia
Name of coach
Denis Smagin, RUS; Irina Naskripnyak, RUS

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Wroclaw, POL

General interest

Hobbies
Reading books. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2016)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2016)
Hero / Idol
Russian mixed martial artist Fedor Emelianenko. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2016)
Injuries
At the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, he was hampered by a shoulder injury. (yamal-region.tv, 05 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
In February 2014 he took part in the Paralympic torch relay ahead of the start of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (newsm.info, 26 Feb 2014)

In 2009 he was named Athlete of the Year in his hometown of Muravlenko, Russia. (muravlenko.com, 27 May 2010)

He holds the title of Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (fpri.ru, 25 Jan 2016)
Ambitions
To win medals at the European and world championships, and the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2016)
Impairment
He broke his spinal cord in a car accident at age 16. (newsland.com, 15 Dec 2014; newsn.ru, 26 Feb 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 75.00kg Final 2010-07-28 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -82.5 kg Final Round 2012-09-04 11
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 80.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-08 9