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Zulfiya Chinshanlo

Zulfiya Chinshanlo

Olympic Champion - 53kg Weightlifting

Zulfiya Chinshanlo born July 25, 1993 is a Kazakhstan weightlifter. She set a world record in the clean and jerk on July 29, 2012 at the 2012 London Olympics by lifting 131 kg. She holds the national title of an honoured master of sport. Zulfiya training at the age of nine and debuted at 2008 Asian Championship (Korea). She has been coached by Viktor Ni sine 2007. The reason for taking up this sport that she gave in 2011 was: "When I first came to a gym and was passing by a barbell, I decided to lift it. My first thought after that was how heavy it is." Her sporting philosophy is Training and Technique
Interview - Olympic champion Zulfiya Chinshanlo

19-y.o. Zulfiya Chinshanlo who won the gold medal in -53 category of weightlifting event at London Olympics-2012 proved that she doesn’t talk to the wind. Four years ago she set a goal to win an Olympic gold medal and achieved it in London. Zulfiya told KazTAG about her path to the victory on the day of her arrival in Almaty.