Nazmiye Muratli13 June 1979 Konya, Turkey
- LATEST TRIUMPHS:
- Rio 2016 Paralympic Games - Gold: women's up to 41kg
- 2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships - Gold: women's up to 41kg
- London 2012 Paralympics - Gold: women's up to 40kg
- 2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships - Gold: women's up to 40 kg
- 2007 IPC Powerlifting European Championships – Gold women's up to 40kg.
Nazmiye Muratli (maiden name Nazmiye Muslu) originally burst onto the international powerlifting scene eight years ago, when she captured a bronze medal for her country at the 2005 IPC Powerlifting European Championships.
This was a fantastic achievement for Muratli, considering that she had only taken up the sport three months prior.
She first got involved with powerlifting through a friend, who had insisted the she went and trained with her. However, a short while after Muratli decided to give up the sport due to its extreme intensity.
Be that as it may, this sabbatical did not last very long as her parents convinced Muratli to get involved with powerlifting once again, which she did to great success.
After taking the bronze medal in Portugal, she then topped the podium at the 2007 European Championships in Athens as she won a gold.
Unfortunately, Muratli failed to claim a medal for her country at her first Paralympic Games in Beijing in 2008.
Nevertheless, she was the golden girl once again at the 2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships, where she broke the 40kg world record with a lift of 105kg.
This record did not stand for much longer, though, as Muratli finally became a Paralympic champion at London 2012 with another record breaking lift of 106kg.
Since London, Muratli also secured gold at the 2014 Worlds in Dubai, UAE, and at the European Open in Eger, Hungary, making her the favourite for the women's up to 41kg at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
She managed to stick to the form book at Rio 2016, claiming her second Paralympic gold with a new world record.
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