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Mayagozel Ekeyeva

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Other names
Mayagozel Pekieva
Residence
Ashgabat, TKM
Languages
Russian, Turkmen

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting in 2001 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
Why this sport?
"I wanted to become physically stronger."
Club / Team
Sports Centre of the National Paralympic Committee of Turkmenistan: Ashgabat, TKM
Name of coach
Sergey Meladze [personal], TKM, from 2006

International debut

Year
2001
Competing for
Turkmenistan
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Hungary

General interest

Nicknames
Maya (Facebook profile, 22 Apr 2011)
Hobbies
Cooking. (Athlete, 01 Apr 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2018 Americas Open Championships in Bogota, Colombia. (Athlete, 01 Apr 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her coach. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Turkmenistani powerlifter Sergey Meladze. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Turkmenistan. (turkmenistan.ru, 29 Dec 2019)
Impairment
Her impairment is due to osteomyelitis, an infection of the bone. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -56 kg Final Round 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -73 kg Final Round 2016-09-12 5
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 73.00kg Final 2017-12-06 7