Nataliya Kuznetsova

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Nataliya Kuznetsova[1]
Bodybuilder 
Personal info
NicknameAmazonka
Russian amazon[2]
Born (1991-07-01) July 1, 1991 (age 27)[3]
Chita, Chitinsky District, Zabaykalsky Krai, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic[4]
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)[5]
Weight220 lb (100 kg)[5]
Professional career
Best winIFBB WOS Romania Muscle Fest Amateur champion[6], 2018[6]

Nataliya (or Natalia) Kuznetsova (née Trukhina) (born July 1, 1991) is a Russian professional bodybuilder, world armlifting champion, and world bench press and deadlift champion. She is also currently the European bench press and deadlift champion. At 220 lbs, she is heaviest professional female bodybuilder ever.[2][1][4][6][5][7]

Education[edit]

In 2008, Kuznetsova started university at the Moscow State Academy of Physical Culture, where she graduated in 2013.[4][8]

Powerlifting career[edit]

Kuznetsova began her efforts to become a powerlifter at 14 years of her age. Said to have weighed approx. 90 pounds at that time, she was a child with a passionate personality and very enthusiastic when it came to combat sports and powerlifting.[1] She started hitting the gym in order to gain a few extra pounds, under the guidance of her coach Alexei Ivanov.[2][vague] She has a very strict diet.[4][9]

Powerlifting competition records[edit]

  • 2014 Champion and record holding armlifting and powerlifting at the Cup of Eurasia in Vologda, Russia[4]
  • 2014 World champion and record armlifting in Crimea[4]
  • 2014 World champion and record in the bench press NAP[4]
  • 2014 Champion armlifting cup at the im.Poddubnogo of Russia[4]
  • European champion in bench press and deadlift (WPC), champion of Eurasia in bench press, deadlift (GPA), and armlifting[4]
  • 2015 Champion of the Cup Eastern Europe (GPA), world record in the deadlift, and champion of the Cup Eastern Europe (WAA) for traction and rolling axel[4]

Bodybuilding career[edit]

Bodybuilding competition results[edit]

  • Baikal Grand Prix - 1st[4]
  • Baikal Grand Prix - 1st[4]
  • 2018 IFBB WOS Romania Muscle Fest Amateur - 1st[6]

Anabolic steroid usage[edit]

Kuznetsova is open about using anabolic steroids, and also takes estrogen blockers.[9] She has admitted to taking 150 – 200 mg of Primobolan or propionate before competitions, and 20 mg of oxandrolone on training days. She claimed she was at one point tempted to also try growth hormones, insulin and peptides, but ultimately decided they were not for her. She has claimed steroids give professional powerlifters an edge during competitions, and sports she currently is involved in do not require drug tests.[2]

Measurements[edit]

Sponsorship[edit]

Kuznetsova has received sponsorships from sports nutrition brands Genopharm, RPS, and Vertex Pharmaceuticals.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Kuznetsova is married to Vladislav Kuznetsov. She currently lives in Moscow, Russia. On October 23, 2016, she had a cameo role during "Manon Lescaut" on the same stage with Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazovavym at the Bolshoi Theatre.[4][10]

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