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BERIEVA Kheda
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC RPC   
GenderWomen
Age30
Place of BirthAchkhoy-Martan, RUS
Height1.22 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Residence
Novokuznetsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Kemerovo State University: Novokuznetsk, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2010 at age 18 in Novokuznetsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
She attended a powerlifting competition which ignited her interest in the sport. She began training in a college gym.
Club / Team
Kuzbass Regional Training Centre of Adaptive Sports: Novokuznetsk, RUS
Name of coach
Ruslan Sorokin [personal], RUS, from 2010
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Khor Fakkan, UAE
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading, painting. (Athlete, 08 Apr 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2014 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and silver at the 2015 European Championships in Eger, Hungary. (SportsDeskOnline, 07 Apr 2021; Athlete, 04 Apr 2021; paralympic.org, 27 Nov 2015)
Most influential person in career
Coach Ruslan Sorokin. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2016)
Hero / Idol
Russian Para powerlifter Tamara Podpalnaya. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is life." (Instagram profile, 01 Jan 2020)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 25 Dec 2020; Athlete, 23 Apr 2016)

In February 2014 she took part in the Paralympic torch relay in Novokuznetsk, Russian Federation, ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (kuzrab.ru, 25 Feb 2014)
Famous relatives
Her older sister Larisa Berieva has also represented the Russian Federation in Para powerlifting. She competed at the 2019 World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan and won a bronze medal in the 45kg class at the 2013 European Championships in Aleksin, Russian Federation. (SportsDeskOnline, 07 Apr 2021; kuzrab.ru, 30 Apr 2019; tvn-tv.ru, 01 Jun 2015)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 04 Apr 2021)
Impairment
She was born with fragile bones. (neinvalid.ru, 23 Dec 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2012 60kg 106
5 2021 73kg 127.0
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 67kg 115.0
5 2019 67kg 118.0
European Open Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2013 61kg 100
2 2015 67kg 110