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YUSEINOV Mustafa
Sport Para athletics, Para powerlifting
NPC Bulgaria   
GenderMen
Age49
Place of BirthDevin, BUL
Height1.73 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F55
Further Personal Information
Family
Daughter Alina
Residence
Kazanlak, BUL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Bulgarian, Turkish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 1992 in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.
Club / Team
Daniela Todorova Sports Club: Kazanlak, BUL
Name of coach
Radostin Todorov [personal], BUL, from 2012
Senior International Debut
Year
2003
Competing for
Bulgaria
Location
Netherlands
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing tennis. (standartnews.com, 17 Jun 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the world championships in both 2011 and 2014, and claiming two bronze medals at the 2014 European Championships in Swansea, Wales. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Coach Radostin Todorov. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Lithuanian discus thrower Virgilijus Alekna. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Injuries
In 2013 he tore the cartilage in his knee and underwent surgery on the injury. (smolyannews.com, 16 Jan 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport makes me feel alive." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Other sports
He has competed in Para powerlifting. (sofiaecho.com, 17 Nov 2010)
Impairment
He was involved in a mining accident in 1992, which resulted in paraplegia. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015; sofiaecho.com, 15 Apr 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
17 2004 Shot Put F56 8.01 
8 2004 Discus Throw F55 29.30 
6 2008 Discus Throw F55-56 35.73
16 2012 Shot Put F54-56 9.57
8 2012 Discus Throw F54/55/56 32.56
9 2012 Javelin Throw F54/55/56 25.85
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
7 2006 Shot Put F55 8.95
2 2006 Discus Throw F55 36.01
5 2006 Javelin Throw F55 24.12
3 2011 Discus Throw F54-56 39.42
3 2013 Discus Throw F54/55/56 38.01
5 2013 Javelin Throw F54/55/56 30.07
12 2013 Shot Put F54/55 9.67
8 2015 Discus Throw F56 34.86
1 2015 Javelin Throw F55 32.01
  2015 Shot Put F55  DNS
4 2017 Javelin Throw F55 27.73
6 2017 Discus Throw F56 34.92
Paralympic Games - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
10 2004 +100kg 155.0
European Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 Discus Throw F56 35.70
3 2014 Javelin Throw F56 27.17
15 2014 Shot Put F53/54/55 8.81
3 2016 Discus Throw F56 37.24
2 2016 Javelin Throw F55 29.73
6 2018 Discus Throw F56 27.55
4 2018 Javelin Throw F55 25.47