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BALKOZHAYEVA Madina
Sport Para athletics
NPC Kazakhstan   
GenderWomen
Age31
Height1.21 m
Weight 43 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F40
Further Personal Information
Residence
Almaty, KAZ
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Kazakh, Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics in 2013 in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Why this sport?
Her friend Diana introduced her to the sport and she enjoyed it.
Club / Team
Kaysar: Astana, KAZ
Name of coach
Viktor Trenkenshu, KAZ, from 2012; Lyubov Latyshenko, KAZ, from 2016
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Kazakhstan
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Grosseto, ITA
General Interest
Hobbies
Music, reading, cinema, spending time with friends. (Athlete, 05 Oct 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2015 Open Championship in China. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Kazakh cyclist Aleksandr Vinokurov and Kazakh boxer Gennady Golovkin. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Just do it." (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
She holds the title of Master of Sport in Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 05 Oct 2015)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 05 Oct 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
12 2015 Discus Throw F41 11.33
8 2015 Shot Put F40 3.99
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014 Discus Throw F41/46 10.17
5 2014 Shot Put F20/41/46 3.91