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Valentina Zavarayeva

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy

Further personal information

Other names
Valentina Simakova
Residence
Ashgabat, TKM
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2002 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
Club / Team
Central Physical Education and Sports Club for the Impaired: Ashgabat, TKM
Name of coach
Adil Aliyev [personal], TKM, from 2002

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Turkmenistan
Location
Kuala Lumpur, MAS

General interest

Hobbies
Computers. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at an international event in 2011 in Amman, Jordan. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Mexican Para powerlifter Amalia Perez. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2014 she was named among the 10 Best Athletes of Turkmenistan by the State Sports Committee of Turkmenistan. (turkmeninform.com, 18 Jan 2015)

She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Turkmenistan. (turkmenportal.com, 03 Dec 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -75 kg Final Round 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -67.5 kg Final Round 2012-09-03 7
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 61.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-08 4