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HUSEYNOV Elshan
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Azerbaijan   
GenderMen
Age42
Place of BirthSumqayit, URS
Height1.68 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Leg length difference
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Residence
Baku, AZE
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Azerbaijani, Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2007 in Azerbaijan.
Name of coach
Ilqar Ibishov [national, personal], AZE
Senior International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
Azerbaijan
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Kavala, GRE
General Interest
Hobbies
Cars. (Athlete, 20 Feb 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2015 Asian Open Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan, setting a world record at the 2015 European Championships in Eger, Hungary, and winning gold at the 2018 European Championships in Berck-sur-Mer, France. (Athlete, 20 Feb 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Ilqar Ibishov. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
US bodybuilder, actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger. (Athlete, 20 Feb 2019)
Awards and honours
He was included in the National Paralympic Committee of Azerbaijan's top 10 athletes of 2010. (news.az, 23 Dec 2011)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2019 World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, and the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympic.org, 30 May 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2008 90kg 190.0
4 2012 100kg 230
  2016 107kg  NoM
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2010 100kg 205.0
3 2014 107kg 230.0
4 2017 107kg 227.0
7 2019 107kg 217.0
European Open Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2013 107kg 225
2 2015 107kg 234
1 2018 107kg 230