Iryna Dekha

Further Personal Information
Residence
Kharkiv, UKR
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport at age 11 in Barvinkove, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
She followed her older sister into weightlifting. "I attended her training regularly, but she did not allow me to try. Once when she was not in the gym I had a go. I liked it, and in a month I went to a competition and liked it even more."
Club / Team
Dynamo: Ukraine
Name of coach
Yury Kuchinov [national], UKR; Evgen Shilov [personal], UKR
General Interest
Nicknames
Ira (Instagram profile, 30 Aug 2019)
Hobbies
Reading detective stories. (Athlete, 27 Oct 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fifth in the 75kg category at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and winning gold in the 75kg at the 2016 European Championships in Forde, Norway. (Athlete, 27 Oct 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her older sister. (Athlete, 27 Oct 2018)
Hero / Idol
Kazakhstani weightlifter Svetlana Podobedova. (Athlete, 27 Oct 2018)
Awards and honours
She was named among the 10 Best Olympic Sports Athletes of the Year in 2018 in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine. (kharkov-sport.com, 25 Jan 2019)

She was named Athlete of the Month in April 2016 by the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine. (xsport.ua, 29 Apr 2016)

She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (uwf.net.ua, 18 Jul 2019; dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2018)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Olympic Games. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2019)
Other information
SANCTION
In 2013 she received a two-year suspension after she tested positive for the prohibited substance stanozolol. She was eligible to return to competition on 13 April 2015. (iwf.net, 2018)

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