Raushan Koishybayeva won “silver” at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Raushan Koishybayeva won "silver" at the Rio 2016 Paralympic GamesKazakhstani powerlifter Raushan Koishybayeva has taken the second place in the weight category up to 67 kg, lifting 113 kg in women’s weight division.

R. Koishybayev was born in 1966 and is the only athlete in this sport, claimed at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

In 1990, her both legs were amputated for a trauma. She is married and has three children. Raushan came to powerlifting in 2010.

She took the master of sports in 2012, and in 2014 she ranked the 13th at the world powerlifting championships and 6th at the Asian Games. She is a repeat winner and record-breaker of Kazakhstan.

Koishibayeva brought the second Paralympic medal to the Kazakh team. Earlier, Zulfiya Gabidullina set a new world record time of 46.40 to win gold in the women’s 50m freestyle S5.