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BEKETOVA Marina
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Russia   
GenderWomen
Age37
Place of BirthLeningrad, URS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Two children
Residence
St. Petersburg, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up powerlifting in 2012 in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
She enjoys the sport because it is a way for her to meet new people and take part in competitions.
Club / Team
V.F. Kraevsky Sports School of Olympic Reserve: St. Petersburg, RUS
Name of coach
Denis Leshchyov [personal], RUS
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Wroclaw, POL
General Interest
Hobbies
Photography, music, spending time with her children, training. (Athlete, 24 May 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her coach, and her children. (Athlete, 24 May 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"See a goal, believe in yourself, and don't pay attention to obstacles." (VK profile, 22 Apr 2022)
Awards and honours
In 2020 she received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 30 Apr 2020)
Other sports
She has competed in able-bodied powerlifting, including at the 2019 International Powerlifting Federation [IPF] World Championships in Tokyo, Japan. (fontanka.ru, 23 May 2019)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio, which she contracted at age four. (fondopora.ru, 01 Feb 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2019 50kg 88.0
3 2021 45kg 90.0
European Open Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2015 45kg 86