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16 athletes from Russia will struggle for the medals in the traditional international Para powerlifting tournament “Silver barbell”

10 October 2018

The Russian national powerlifting team for persons with physical impairments will take part in the traditional international tournament "Silver barbell".

The Competitions will be held in the Polish city of Wroclaw from 11 to 15 October.

The head coach of the Russian national team on powerlifting for persons with physical impairments, Honorary Coach of Russia Dmitryi Krasilnikov in an interview to the Press Service of RPC commented the upcoming event:

“As a rule, the Russian athletes perform very successfully, in 2016 we won 8 gold and 2 silver medals, in 2017 - 12 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medals.

The Russian national team will be represented by 16 athletes from the main and reserve of the national team. Most of them are the athletes who did not participate in the international competitions in Slovakia, which took place in July of this year.

The main task for athletes is to gain experience in participating in international competitions, and I also hope that athletes will show the maximum result in this sports season”.

The composition of the Russian team is:

1. Julia Vorontsova (Krasnodar Territory)

2. Julia Murasheva (Moscow region)

3. Marina Beketova (St. Petersburg)

4. Anastasia Mamadamirova (Vladimir region)

5. Nadezhda Sycheva (Moscow region)

6. Irina Kazantseva (Altai Territory)

7. Tamara Podpalnaya (Altai Territory)

8. Anastasia Kondrashina (Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug-Yugra)

9. Galina Marintseva (Komi Republic)

10. Irina Sadovnikova (St. Petersburg)

11. Ivan Arnautov (Kemerovo region)

12. Dmitry Stepanov (Chuvash Republic)

13. Konstantin Matsnev (Tambov region)

14. Petr Filatov (Altai Territory)

15. Vladimir Balynets (Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

16. Ildar Bedderdinov (Nizhny Novgorod Region),

Powerlifting for persons with physical impairments was first presented at the Paralympic Games of 1964 in Tokyo under the name "Weightlifting", in 1992 it was decided to rename it to powerlifting. Initially, only men participated in the Paralympic Games, but at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney, women took part in competitions for the first time. In this sport, athletes demonstrate the strength of their upper body and can sometimes be seen when an athlete lifts a barbell weight 3-4 times their own body weight. At the XVI Paralympic Summer Games of 2020 in Tokyo (Japan), 20 sets of medals will be played in the sports power lifting of people with PODA

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