Vadims Kozevnikovs

Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education, Social and Behavioral Science - University of Daugavpils: Latvia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He did gymnastics from age 10 to 14, then began powerlifting at age 14 before transitioning to weightlifting.
Why this sport?
At age 14 a new coach, who was a weightlifter, began working at his school. He was impressed by the teacher's physique and his intellect. "He was very impressive for me. He looked like a bodybuilder and he was very smart. That's why I said, 'Hmm, yes, I want to be the same.'"
Club / Team
Ventspils Olympic Centre: Latvia
Name of coach
Eduards Andruskevics, LAT, since 2017
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing guitar, reading books. (lov.lv, 2018)
Hero / Idol
Chinese weightlifter Lu Xiaojun. (strongandathletic.com, 14 May 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the Olympic Games. (strongandathletic.com, 14 May 2019)
Other information
STARTING FROM SCRATCH
When he returned to training after a two-year break, he started training with a new coach Eduards Andruskevics, who revamped his style. "We started to work more on speed because all the time I wanted to lift only with power. Now we try to lift only with speed." (strongandathletic.com, 14 May 2019)

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