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MELADZE Sergey
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Turkmenistan   
GenderMen
Age38
Place of BirthAshgabat, URS
Height1.61 m
Weight 72 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began para powerlifting in 1996 at a sports school for people with impairments in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
Why this sport?
"At that moment I considered this sport the most preferable for me."
Club / Team
Sports School for the Disabled: Ashgabat, TKM
Name of coach
Tahyr Shorahanov, TKM, from 2010
Senior International Debut
Year
1999
Competing for
Turkmenistan
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at the 2010 Asian Para Games in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Tahyr Shorahanov. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Turkmenistan weightlifter Altymurat Orazdurdiyev. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
He was Turkmenistan's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)

He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Turkmenistan. (mts.tm, 09 Dec 2013)

In 2013 and 2014 he was named among the Best Paralympic Athletes of Turkmenistan by the National Paralympic Committee. (mts.tm, 09 Dec 2013; turkmenportal.com, 28 Dec 2014)
Other information
COACH
He works as a coach at the Sports Centre of the National Paralympic Committee of Turkmenistan. (gundogar-news.com, 14 Jan 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2004 60kg 152.5
6 2012 67.5kg 180
  2016 72kg  NoM
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2002 67.5kg 145.0
7 2014 72kg 190.0
6 2017 72kg 180.0
European Open Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2015 72kg 185
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 72kg 185
3 2018 72kg 185.0