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KUZIEVA Ruza
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Uzbekistan   
GenderWomen
Age28
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Languages
Russian, Uzbek
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2012.
Why this sport?
"It was very interesting to me, so I chose powerlifting."
Name of coach
Fazliddin Umirzokov [personal], UZB
General Interest
Hobbies
Needlework. (Athlete, 04 Jun 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 55kg category at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (SportsDeskOnline, 28 Apr 2021; olympic.uz, 30 Dec 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her parents and coach Fazliddin Umirzokov. (Athlete, 04 Jun 2019)
Hero / Idol
Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, German artistic gymnast Oksana Chusovitina, who also competed for Uzbekistan and the Soviet Union. (Athlete, 04 Jun 2019)
Awards and honours
She was named Para Athlete of the Year at the 2018 National Sports Awards in Uzbekistan. (olympic.uz, 29 Dec 2018)

She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Uzbekistan. (Athlete, 04 Jun 2019)
Other information
SANCTIONS
In February 2016 she tested positive for the banned substance meldonium while competing at the World Cup event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In November 2016 the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] announced that she had been stripped of all her results from the date of the doping test, including the bronze medal she won at the event. However, she was not suspended from competition due to the IPC deciding that "no fault or negligence" applied to her case based on information provided by the World Anti-Doping Agency [WADA] and the IPC Anti-Doping Code. Previously, she was suspended for two years starting from April 2013 after testing positive for the banned substance methandienone while competing at the 2013 Fazaa International Competition in Dubai. (paralympic.org, 23 Nov 2016, 17 Jun 2013)

OCCUPATION
She has worked as a clothing designer. (Athlete, 04 Jun 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2021 61kg 130.0
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2017 55kg 113.0
2 2019 61kg 125.0
5 2021 61kg 117.0
European Open Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 55kg 115
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 55kg 113