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KURMANBAYEVA Gulim
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Kazakhstan   
GenderWomen
Age34
Height1.22 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Bagdat Orynbassar
Residence
Shymkent, KAZ
Languages
Kazakh, Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2014 in Aktobe, Kazakhstan. She began competing in 2016.
Why this sport?
She initially took up Para athletics but switched to Para powerlifting following an invitation from coach Sergey Vedyushklin.
Senior International Debut
Year
2019
Competing for
Kazakhstan
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Nur-Sultan, KAZ
General Interest
Hobbies
Travel, hiking, running, listening to music, spending time with friends. (Facebook profile, 08 Nov 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the national championships and receiving the title of Master of Sport in Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Kazakhstani boxer Gennady Golovkin. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The main thing is your desire to do sports, and you will always find a way." (Facebook profile, 08 Nov 2021)
Awards and honours
She has received the titles of Master of Sport in Para powerlifting and Candidate for Master of Sport in Para athletics in Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019; kazsports.kz, 24 Dec 2018)
Other sports
She has received the title of Candidate for Master of Sport in Para athletics in Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019; kazsports.kz, 24 Dec 2018)
Impairment
She has achondroplasia and is a person of short stature. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2019 45kg 75.0
8 2021 50kg 94.0