- Further Personal Information
- Husband Denis
- Georgian, Ukrainian
- Sport Specific Information
- When and where did you begin this sport?
- She began competing in weightlifting at age nine.
- Why this sport?
- Her father was a weightlifter, so she followed in his footsteps. He has coached her since the beginning of her career.
- General Interest
- Nastia (sputnik-georgia.ru, 05 Aug 2016)
- Memorable sporting achievement
- Winning her first medal at age nine. (sputnik-georgia.ru, 05 Aug 2016)
- Most influential person in career
- Her parents, and her brother who passed away in 2015. (sputnik-georgia.ru, 05 Aug 2016)
- Awards and honours
- She was named the 2016 Female Athlete of the Year in Georgia. (barbend.com, 02 Jan 2017)
- Famous relatives
- Her husband Denis Hotfrid represented Ukraine in weightlifting at the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games, winning bronze in the 99kg category in 1996. (SportsDeskOnline, 23 Nov 2017; sputnik-georgia.ru, 05 Aug 2016)
- Other information
- NATIONAL FIRSTS
She became the first female weightlifter to represent Georgia at the Olympic Games when she competed at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. She was also the first female Georgian weightlifter to win a medal at the European championships, claiming silver in the +75kg category at the 2016 edition in Forde, Norway. (SportsDeskOnline, 23 Nov 2017; sputnik-georgia.ru, 05 Aug 2016; worldsport.ge, 16 Apr 2016)
FROM UKRAINE TO GEORGIA
She represented Ukraine in weightlifting earlier in her career, but took the opportunity to start competing for Georgia following disagreements with the Ukrainian coaching staff. She made her international debut for Georgia at the 2015 World Championships in Houston, TX, United States of America. (sputnik-georgia.ru, 05 Aug 2016)
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