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Maryna Kopiika



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Dnipro, UKR
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Physical Education - Dnipro State Institute of Physical Education and Sport: Ukraine

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 15 in Dnipro, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
Ukrainian powerlifting coach Oleksandr Alfyorov visited the orphanage where she lived and encouraged her to try powerlifting. "I fell in love with the people at the gym and the work that they did. These people have a mission in life and they help each other to achieve it. I got the feeling that I was, finally, a part of a family."
Club / Team
Invasport: Dnipro, UKR
Name of coach
Oleksandr Alfyorov, UKR, from 2006

International debut

Competing for
World Championships
Kuala Lumpur, MAS

General interest

Masha (Facebook profile, 10 Mar 2021)
Reading books on psychology. (Athlete, 19 Apr 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 45kg category at the 2018 European Championships in Berck-Sur-Mer, France. (Athlete, 19 Apr 2021;, 25 May 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Oleksandr Alfyorov. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (, 31 Dec 2020)
She has arthrogryposis, which limits the range of motion in multiple joints. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019;, 14 Feb 2012)


Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 40.00kg Final 2010-07-25 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -40 kg Final Round 2012-08-30 7
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 41.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-05 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -41 kg Final Round 2016-09-08 5
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 45.00kg Final 2017-12-04 9999