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Rayisa Toporkova

Powerlifting
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Biography

Further personal information

Family
Husband Anton Vavryshchuk
Residence
Energodar, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in December 2003 at age 17 in Energodar, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
She used to beg in the street as a child, until powerlifting coach Sergiy Kumeyko saw her and suggested she should try the sport. On 23 December 2003 she visited his powerlifting club and took up the sport. Since then she has celebrated that date like a second birthday.
Club / Team
Invasport: Zaporozhye, UKR
Name of coach
Sergiy Kumeyko [personal], UKR, from 2003

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Egypt

General interest

Hobbies
Reading books, fishing. (Athlete, 07 Feb 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 45kg category at the 2014 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Athlete, 07 Feb 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Sergiy Kumeyko. (Athlete, 29 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Beating yourself is sometimes much harder than beating the strongest of opponents." (VK profile, 14 Nov 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2019 she received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine and, in the same year, the Energodar City Council awarded her the title of Honorary Citizen of Energodar, Ukraine. (znpp.atom.gov.ua, 01 Nov 2019; npp.zp.ua, 01 Oct 2019)

In 2016 she was named among the 10 Best Athletes of the Year in Energodar, Ukraine. (rost-info.com.ua, 29 Dec 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 22 Apr 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Busan 2006 (Busan, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -44 kg Final Round 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -44 kg Final Round 4
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 44.00kg Final 2010-07-25 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -48 kg Final Round 2012-09-01 6
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 45.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-06 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -45 kg Final Round 2016-09-09 9999
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 50.00kg Final 2017-12-05 5