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Natalya Zabolotnaya. Biography and sporting achievements

The weak half of humanity is babysitting,braids braids, grows flowers, makes manicures, pedicures, arranges get-togethers with her friends, exchanging news and recipes. But some girls just iron in the gyms. About such an unusual personality and will be discussed in this article. And even though this woman will not enter the burning hut, because she is building it herself, she will easily stop the galloping horse.


Natalia Zabolotnaya

Natalia Zabolotnaya - Honored Master of Sportsweightlifting, twice silver medalist of the 2004 and 2012 Olympics, repeated vice world champion and five-time European champion. As well as the world record holder in the snatch barbell 135 kg and in the sum of two exercises 296 kg. And all this with a growth of 165 cm and a weight of 75 kg (at the first Cup of the President of the Russian Federation in the city of Belgorod).

The path to sports

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Natalia Zabolotnaya was born on August 15, 1985in a small town Salsk, which is located in the Rostov region. Since childhood, although it was the smallest, but strong and active girl. I was playing football, but still I was physically stronger even than boys of my own age, therefore, in order not to wander from house to house and not to look for silly adventures, I stopped at weightlifting. Mom around, of course, said that this sport is not for girls, as she will then give birth, but the mother was on the side of her daughter and not in vain.

The brightest victories

Natalia Zabolotnaya personal life

Natalia Zabolotnaya began to quickly reachprizes already in adolescence. Since 2000, she was taken to the Russian national team, and immediately she won the European Cup (after two years she reaffirmed her superiority). But the decisive European Championship was in 2003 in the city of Loutraki (Greece), where the selection for the Olympics took place. There, Natalia confidently won and deserved a trip to her first Olympic Games of 2004 in Athens, where at the age of 19 she won her first significant silver medal in the weight category up to 75 kg. At the World Championships, Natalia Zabolotnaya always lacked a bit before the victory, and she became the silver medalist of the world championships in 2005 (Doha), in 2007 (Chiang Mai) and in 2010 (Antalya) three times. But in the European Championships she had no equal. Weightlifter Natalya Zabolotnaya five times became the champion of Europe with a large margin from rivals. And only in Kazan she lost gold, becoming the second step of the pedestal.

At the 2012 Olympics in London Natalia, unfortunatelydid not qualify for the team (although she otpahala to the fullest in training). But because of the injury her teammates still included her in the main team the day before the departure. Of course, it dumbfounded both the athlete herself and her coach Ivan Chizh who was not even able to draw up the documents. As a result, his client flew to London alone without support and without proper preparation. She did not let anyone down, winning second place at the Olympics. She lost to the athlete from Kazakhstan purely in body weight. Since the girls raised the same weight of the bar, the winner is determined by who has less body weight. Natalia turned out to be only 150 grams heavier than her rival, and the victory was not given to her. Of course, if she had been warned earlier than the day before departure, she would have prepared accordingly. Surely the Olympics would have been won, and then there would have been no disqualification of the athlete for the fact that the norm in her body was higher than the requirements of the anti-doping committee. But what happened, no longer return. Natalya worthily received medals from the President of the Russian Federation for services to the Fatherland of the 1st and 2nd categories. For participation in the Olympics, the glorification of Russia in the international arena, decent development, the spread of physical culture and sports in the country and abroad.

Natalia Zabolotnaya is loved and respected both in hernative Salsk, and far beyond. When she walks through the streets, the little boys lower their heads in shame, looking at her physique. What does Natalya Zabolotnaya dream of? Personal life for her is not in the first place. Today, the athlete is preparing for new victories and independently completes his home.