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Tatiana Smirnova

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Family
One son
Residence
St. Petersburg, RUS
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Paramedicine - Leningrad Medical Institute: St. Petersburg, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up powerlifting in January 2008 at age 52 in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
While competing at the 2007 National Para-Table Tennis Championships, she met a woman who was doing powerlifting who suggested she also try the sport. She was also inspired to try powerlifting after watching competitions at the 2008 Paralympic Games. "Sport gives me confidence. It takes away my insecurities and makes me stronger."
Name of coach
Vyacheslav Krylov, RUS, from 2013
Training Regime
She trains from three to four days per week, with two trainings on Monday and three trainings on Friday.

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Poland

General interest

Hobbies
Reading fantasy novels, listening to music, going to the theatre, communicating with friends on the internet, fishing, travelling, meeting new people, supporting Russian football club Zenit St. Petersburg. (Athlete, 02 Apr 2014; fondopora.ru, 01 Oct 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing in fifth place at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 02 Apr 2014)
Most influential person in career
Her friends. (Athlete, 02 Apr 2014)
Awards and honours
She took part in the Paralympic torch relay in her hometown of St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, ahead of the start of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (fondopora.ru, 03 Mar 2014)

She holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (fpri.ru, 27 May 2015)

She was named the 2013 Best Athlete in powerlifting by the St. Petersburg Sports Federation for the Disabled. (fondopora.ru, 09 Dec 2013)
Other sports
She has played for the Russian sitting volleyball team for more than 20 years. She also won a silver medal at the 2007 and 2008 National Para-Table Tennis Championships. (fondopora.ru, 20 Feb 2013; fondopora.ru, 01 Oct 2015; lifenews78.ru, 26 Oct 2015)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of the effects of polio contracted at age one. (fondopora.ru, 01 Oct 2015; spbvedomosti.ru, 04 Dec 2012)
Other information
POWERLIFTING JUDGE
In 2013, she passed an examination to become a national judge in powerlifting and subsequently took part in several competitions as a judge in the Russian Federation. (fondopora.ru, 01 Oct 2015; fontanka.ru, 07 Mar 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 82.50kg Final 2010-07-29 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -82.5 kg Final Round 2012-09-04 5
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 86.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-10 7