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Yuliya Petrusseva

Powerlifting

Biography

Further personal information

Family
Husband Andrey Petrussev, daughter Svetlana
Residence
Pavlodar, KAZ
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Law - Innovative University of Eurasia: Pavlodar, KAZ

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2015 in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan.
Why this sport?
"In 2014 I was doing cross-country skiing and came to a gym where I saw guys doing [powerlifting]. In 2015 I took part in the Kazakhstan championships in powerlifting and won first place."
Club / Team
Pavlodar Regional Para Powerlifting Federation for the Impaired: Kazakhstan
Name of coach
Anatoly Bykov, KAZ, from 2015

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Kazakhstan
Tournament
Asian Championships
Location
Almaty, KAZ

General interest

Hobbies
Knitting. (Athlete, 16 Feb 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing sixth in the 41kg category at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia, and receiving the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 16 Feb 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her daughter, and her coach. (Athlete, 03 Nov 2017)
Hero / Idol
Turkish Para powerlifter Nazmiye Muratli. (Athlete, 03 Nov 2017)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 16 Feb 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 16 Feb 2019)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She has served as vice president of the Pavlodar Regional Para Powerlifting Federation for the Impaired in Kazakhstan. In 2021 she was appointed as an advisor to the regional government in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan. (Instagram profile, 18 Mar 2022; pavlodarnews.kz, 27 Aug 2021)