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Marina Beketova

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Two children
Residence
St. Petersburg, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up powerlifting in 2012 in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
She enjoys the sport because it is a way for her to meet new people and take part in competitions.

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Wroclaw, POL

General interest

Hobbies
Photography, music, spending time with her children, training. (Athlete, 24 May 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her coach, and her children. (Athlete, 24 May 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"See a goal, believe in yourself, and don't pay attention to obstacles." (VK profile, 24 May 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2020 she received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 30 Apr 2020)
Other sports
She has competed in able-bodied powerlifting, including at the 2019 International Powerlifting Federation [IPF] World Championships in Tokyo, Japan. (fontanka.ru, 23 May 2019)
Impairment
Her impairment is the result of the effects of polio contracted at age four. (fondopora.ru, 01 Feb 2015)