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KATSMAN Polina
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Israel   
GenderWomen
Age53
Height1.70 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Jerusalem, ISR
Occupation
Social Worker
Languages
Hebrew, Russian
Higher education
Social Work Studies - Krasnodar Institute of Physical Education: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 45 in Bat Yam, Israel.
Why this sport?
"It is interesting how strong I am."
Club / Team
Beitalokhem: Israel
Name of coach
Valery Tomilov [personal], ISR, from 2012
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Israel
Tournament
European Cup
Location
Eger, HUN
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing poker. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Setting a personal best of 116kg at the 2019 World Cup event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Soviet weightlifter David Rigert. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Impairment
She was involved in a car accident in 1989 that resulted in the amputation of one of her lower limbs. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019; jokopost.com, 20 Feb 2015)
Other information
RUSSIAN FEDERATION TO ISRAEL
After her accident in 1989 she relocated from the Russian Federation to Israel. (jokopost.com, 20 Feb 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2017 +86kg 115.0
11 2019 +86kg 120.0
European Open Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2013 +86kg 93
6 2015 +86kg 106
4 2018 +86kg 113