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KOISHIBAYEVA Raushan
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Kazakhstan   
GenderWomen
Age54
Place of BirthKzyl-Orda, URS
Height1.65 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Bauyrzhan Kasymbekov, three daughters
Residence
Kazakhstan
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Kazakh, Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 44 in Chundzha, Kazakhstan.
Why this sport?
"You can probably call it love at first sight. When I went to the gym for the first time, I realised at once that I was made for this sport."
Club / Team
Almaty Regional Sports Club for the Disabled: Taldykorgan, KAZ
Name of coach
Denis Orlov [personal], KAZ
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Kazakhstan
Location
Dubai, UAE
General Interest
Hobbies
Listening to music. (Athlete, 28 Sep 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 67kg category at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2019)
Injuries
In 2013 she dislocated her shoulder. (paralympic.org, 09 Jul 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she received the Order of Kurmet [Honour] from the president of Kazakhstan. (kazpravda.kz, 14 Dec 2016)

She has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2019; csp-parasport.kz, 28 Jan 2019)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2019)
Impairment
She fell under a train in 1990. The accident resulted in the amputation of her legs below the knees. (kazpravda.kz, 02 Dec 2016)
Other information
PROMOTING THE SPORT
She won silver medals at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia, and hopes her success will inspire other people in Kazakhstan that are living with an impairment to get active. "[Para] powerlifting has changed my whole outlook on life. There are still people in our country who are stuck within four walls. Whenever I am walking down the street, I invite them to come to the gym, not to be afraid of the 'metal'. People should come out of the four walls, open the door and take part in sports." (paralympic.org, 09 Jul 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2016 67kg 113
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
13 2014 61kg 72.0
5 2017 67kg 100.0
7 2019 67kg 117.0
5 2019 Team 402.13
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014 61kg 80
2 2018 67kg 114