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PODPALNAYA Tamara
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Russia   
GenderWomen
Age46
Height1.35 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Short stature
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Andrey, daughter Uliana
Residence
Barnaul, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 1997 in Barnaul, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
She began powerlifting after giving birth to her daughter in order to lose weight.
Club / Team
Patriot: Barnaul, RUS
Name of coach
Andrey Podpalny [husband], RUS
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Her family. (politsib.ru, 17 Oct 2013)
Awards and honours
In December 2013, ahead of the start of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, she took part in the Olympic torch relay in her home city Barnaul. (rg.ru, 03 Dec 2013)

The Paralympic Committee of Russia presented her with the 'Second Breath' award in 2010. (oorfsolokomotiv.ru, 21 Dec 2010)

For her achievements at the 2000, 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games, she received the Order of Friendship and twice received the Order for Merit to the Fatherland [second and first grades] from the president of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 06 Apr 2002; 30 Sep 2009; 10 Sep 2012)

She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (fpri.ru, 25 Jan 2016)
Famous relatives
Her husband Andrey has competed as a weightlifter, and her daughter Uliana competed in para-swimming at the 2010 World Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (infosport.ru, 19 Sep 2012)
Other information
SPORTS CLUB FOUNDER
She and her husband founded a sports club called Patriot in Barnaul, Russian Federation. (altairegion22.ru, 07 May 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2000 52kg 120.0
1 2004 52kg 127.5
2 2008 52kg 125.0
2 2012 52kg  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2002 52kg 127.5
2 2006 56kg 130.0
1 2010 52kg 12.0
  2014 55kg  NoM
European Open Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2013 55kg 115
2 2015 55kg 113