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Mariia Bogacheva

Athletics | Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F54

Further personal information

Residence
Sasovo, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Politician, Student
Languages
English, German, Russian
Higher education
Coaching, Physical Education - Ryazan State University: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
After competing in powerlifting from 2007, she began training in athletics in 2012 in Sasovo, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
She switched from powerlifting to athletics after injuring her shoulder in 2012. "I was treated in Moscow where I met [Russian Para athlete] Aleksei Kuznetsov. He recommended shot put and javelin throw, told me all the niceties of athletics and helped me in everything. Thanks to Aleksei, everything worked out for me."
Club / Team
Ryazan Regional Centre of Sports Preparation: Russia
Name of coach
Yulia Bogacheva [sister], RUS

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Grosseto, ITA

General interest

Hobbies
Painting, cars. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Setting a world record in shot put at the 2014 Open Championships in Olomouc, Czech Republic. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her father. (Athlete, 04 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Russian Para javelin thrower Aleksei Kuznetsov. (Athlete, 04 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Create yourself, find time and not an excuse." (rzn.rodgor.ru, 10 Feb 2010)
Awards and honours
In 2019 she was named among the Best Para Athletes of the Year in the Ryazan region of the Russian Federation. (mediaryazan.ru, 11 Dec 2019)

In 2017 she became an Honourable Citizen of her home city Sasovo in the Russian Federation. (ryazpressa.ru, 14 Aug 2017)

She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (paralymp.ru, 17 Feb 2021; minsport.gov.ru, 25 Dec 2020)
Other sports
She has represented the Russian Federation in Para powerlifting, and won gold at the 2011 European Championships in Eger, Hungary. (Athlete, 04 Oct 2015)
Famous relatives
Her twin sister Yulia has participated in powerlifting. (rzn.rodgor.ru, 10 Feb 2010)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Paralympic Games. (novgaz-rzn.ru, 22 Oct 2020; Athlete, 23 Oct 2019)
Impairment
She broke her spine in a car accident at age 18. The driver of the taxi she was in was later found to have been under the influence of alcohol. (rzn.rodgor.ru, 10 Feb 2010)
Other information
POLITICIAN
In September 2020 she was elected to the City Duma [Parliament] of Sasovo in the Russian Federation. Her candidature was supported by over 77% of the town's population. (ryazan.er.ru, 23 Sep 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 60.00kg Final 2010-07-28 9999
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F54 Final 1 2013-07-22 1
Women's Javelin F54-56 Final 1 2013-07-25 6
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F54 Final 1 2015-10-23 4
Women's Shot Put F54 Final 1 2015-10-25 2
Dubai 2019 World Para Athletics Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F53/54 Final 1 2019-11-07 5
Women's Shot Put F54 Final 1 2019-11-12 2
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games (Tokyo, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F54 Final 2021-08-30 4
Women's Javelin F54 Final 2021-09-04 6