Mariana Shevchuk has been chosen as “Best European Powerlifter” after her world record-breaking performance at the European Open Championships in Berck-sur-Mer, France.
The Ukrainian lifted 130.5kg in the women’s up to 55kg to take the gold medal.
The vote was carried out on World Para Powerlifting’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, with Shevchuk emerging as the powerlifter with the most combined votes across all social media pages.
Great Britain’s Ali Jawad came in second ahead of Poland’s Justyna Kozdryk and France’s Rafik Arabat.
Full results of Berck-Sur-Mer 2018 are available online.
The next powerlifting regional Championships will be the African Championships in Algiers, Algeria, from 10-12 August.