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BURKHANOVA Sofia
Sport Athletics, Para athletics
NPC Uzbekistan   
GenderWomen
Age32
Height1.74 m
Weight 85 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T12, F12
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Grigoriy Kamulya
Residence
Tashkent, UZB
Languages
Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training in 2002 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Club / Team
Tashkent Youth Sports School for Game Sports and Athletics: Uzbekistan
Name of coach
Grigoriy Kamulya [husband], UZB
General Interest
Hobbies
Tennis. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in F12 shot put at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and claiming gold in F11/12 shot put and silver in F12 discus throw at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (Athlete, 13 May 2020)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
In recognition of her performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she received the title of Honoured Athlete of Uzbekistan Republic. (uznews.uz, 23 Sep 2016)

She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Uzbekistan. (uzathletics.uz, 01 Jan 2020)
Other sports
She has represented Uzbekistan in able-bodied athletics, and competed in shot put at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (SportsDeskOnline, 14 May 2020; uzathletics.uz, 14 Apr 2016)
Famous relatives
Her husband Grigoriy Kamulya has represented Uzbekistan in shot put, and competed at four consecutive editions of the Asian championships between 2007 and 2013. (SportsDeskOnline, 14 May 2020; sports.uz, 12 Jun 2017)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 16 May 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
2 2016 Shot Put F12 15.05
1 2021 Shot Put F12 14.78
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
2 2017 Discus Throw F12 38.17
2 2017 Shot Put F12 14.76
2 2019 Shot Put F12 14.97
Asian Para Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 Shot Put F11/12 14.59
2 2018 Discus Throw F12 38.42