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TAZHIKENOVA Zhanat
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Kazakhstan   
GenderWomen
Age48
Height1.60 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family
Son Yertay
Residence
Kazakhstan
Occupation
Business Owner
Languages
Kazakh, Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 36 in Kandyagash, Kazakhstan.
Why this sport?
"Power sports attract strong people."
Club / Team
Kandyagash Youth Sports School: Kazakhstan
Name of coach
Sergey Vedyushkin [personal], KAZ, from 2007
General Interest
Hobbies
Needlework, reading. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Receiving the title of Master of Sport at the 2016 National Championships in Kokshetau, Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her son Yertay. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Kazakhstani Para swimmer Zulfiya Gabidullina. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport in Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019; kazsports.kz, 24 Dec 2018)
Other sports
She has competed in able-bodied powerlifting and won silver medals at the national championships in Kazakhstan in 2007 and 2008. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Impairment
The impairment to her lower limbs is due to the effects of polio. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Other information
BUSINESS
She runs a retail business in accessories for needlework, small items for the home and souvenirs. In 2018 she received the Business Lady Kazakhstan regional award for her entrepreneurial skills. (avestnik.kz, 28 Mar 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
13 2019 55kg 57.0