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Yulia Vorontsova

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Ust-Labinsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Chemistry - Kuban State University: Krasnodar, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 14 in Ust-Labinsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"My mother learned that powerlifting for people with an impairment was being offered in our district. I became interested in what that sport was, as I was doing swimming at the time."
Club / Team
Kuban Regional Centre of Paralympic Preparation: Krasnodar, RUS
Name of coach
Nadezhda Krivulya [personal], RUS

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Aleksin, RUS

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with her younger sister, dog walking, reading books. (Athlete, 30 Mar 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2019 World Cup event in Eger, Hungary. (Athlete, 30 Mar 2021; paralympic.org, 29 Apr 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her parents, her younger sister and coach Nadezhda Krivulya. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2016)
Hero / Idol
Russian Para powerlifter Tamara Podpalnaya, Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbaeva, Russian weightlifter Svetlana Tsarukaeva. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2016)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 25 Dec 2020; Athlete, 06 May 2019)
Ambitions
To win gold and set a world record at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 30 Mar 2021)
Impairment
She is a person of short stature. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 41.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-05 7