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Madina Balkozhayeva

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F40

Further personal information

Residence
Almaty, KAZ
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Kazakh, Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics in 2013 in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Why this sport?
Her friend Diana introduced her to the sport and she enjoyed it.
Club / Team
Kaysar: Astana, KAZ
Name of coach
Viktor Trenkenshu, KAZ, from 2012; Lyubov Latyshenko, KAZ, from 2016

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Kazakhstan
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Grosseto, ITA

General interest

Hobbies
Music, reading, cinema, spending time with friends. (Athlete, 05 Oct 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2015 Open Championship in China. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Kazakh cyclist Aleksandr Vinokurov and Kazakh boxer Gennady Golovkin. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Just do it." (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Master of Sport in Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 05 Oct 2015)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 05 Oct 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F41 Final 1 2015-10-23 12
Women's Shot Put F40 Final 1 2015-10-27 8