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Sergey Meladze

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Ashgabat, TKM
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 1996 at a sports school for people with an impairment in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
Why this sport?
"I considered the sport to be the most suitable for me."
Club / Team
Central Physical Education and Sports Club for the Impaired: Ashgabat, TKM
Name of coach
Takhir Shorakhanov [personal], TKM, from 2006

International debut

Year
1999
Competing for
Turkmenistan
Location
Hungary

General interest

Hobbies
Collecting currency and coins. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 67.5kg category at the 2010 Asian Para Games in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Takhir Shorakhanov. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Turkmenistan weightlifter Altymyrat Orazdurdyyew. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for Turkmenistan at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)

In 2013 and 2014 he was named among the Best Paralympic Athletes of Turkmenistan by the National Paralympic Committee. (turkmenportal.com, 28 Dec 2014; mts.tm, 09 Dec 2013)

He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Turkmenistan. (stanradar.com, 13 Feb 2019)
Ambitions
To finish in the top eight in his category at the 2019 World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, and to compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 24 May 2019)
Other information
COACHING
He has worked as a coach at the Sports Centre of the National Paralympic Committee of Turkmenistan. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019; gundogar-news.com, 14 Jan 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -60 kg Final Round 8
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -67.5 kg Final Round 2012-09-02 6
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 72.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-07 8
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -72 kg Final Round 2016-09-11 9999
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 72.00kg Final 2017-12-04 6