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BERIEVA Larisa
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Russia   
GenderWomen
Age39
Place of BirthAchkhoy-Martan, URS
Height1.22 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence
Novokuznetsk, RUS
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Kuzbass State Pedagogical Academy: Novokuznetsk, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2009 in Novokuznetsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
Her coach offered her the chance to try the sport when she was studying at college.
Club / Team
Kuzbass Regional Training Centre of Adaptive Sports: Novokuznetsk, RUS
Name of coach
Ruslan Sorokin [personal], RUS, from 2009
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Aleksin, RUS
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading, watching sports programmes, studying the English language. (Athlete, 29 Apr 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 45kg category at the 2019 World Cup in Eger, Hungary. (Athlete, 24 May 2019; paralympic.org, 29 Apr 2019)
Hero / Idol
Georgian weightlifter Kakhi Kakhiashvili, Russian weightlifter Khadzhimurat Akkaev. (Athlete, 23 Nov 2015)
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 Nov 2015)

In February 2014 she carried the Paralympic torch in Novokuznetsk as the relay made its way through the Russian Federation ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (kuzrab.ru, 25 Feb 2014)
Famous relatives
Her younger sister Kheda Berieva has also represented the Russian Federation in Para powerlifting. She competed in the 2019 World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan and won bronze in the 67kg category at the 2014 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (SportsDeskOnline, 07 Apr 2021; Athlete, 23 Nov 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 29 Apr 2021)
Impairment
She has osteogenesis imperfecta, causing weak bones in her lower limbs. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2016)
Other information
FUTURE PLANS
She is a qualified international Para powerlifting judge and plans to work in officiating after finishing her competitive career. (Athlete, 29 Apr 2021)

FURTHER EDUCATION
In 2018 she graduated with a master's degree from the Siberian State University of Physical Education and Sports in Omsk, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 24 May 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014 45kg 81.0
8 2019 45kg 81.0
9 2021 50kg 82.0
European Open Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2013 45kg 79
8 2015 45kg 80