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Polina Katsman

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Two children
Residence
Jerusalem, ISR
Languages
Hebrew, Russian
Higher education
Social Work Studies - Krasnodar Institute of Physical Education: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 45 in Bat Yam, Israel.
Why this sport?
"It is interesting how strong I am."
Club / Team
Beit Halochem: Jerusalem, ISR
Name of coach
Valery Tomilov [personal], ISR, from 2012

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Israel
Tournament
European Cup
Location
Eger, HUN

General interest

Hobbies
Playing poker. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Setting a personal best of 116kg at the 2019 World Cup event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Soviet weightlifter David Rigert. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook profile, 04 Aug 2021)
Impairment
She was involved in a car accident in 1989 that resulted in the amputation of one of her lower limbs. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019; jokopost.com, 20 Feb 2015)
Other information
RUSSIAN FEDERATION TO ISRAEL
After her accident in 1989 she relocated from the Russian Federation to Israel. (jokopost.com, 20 Feb 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Over 86.00kg Final 2017-12-08 7