Olesya Lafina

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Olesya Lafina
Personal information
Native name Олеся Лафина
Nationality Russian
Sport Paralympic powerlifting
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 2012 Summer Paralympics

Olesya Lafina (Russian: Оле́ся Лафина) is a 34-year-old Russian Paralympic powerlifter who won the 2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships which were held in Dubai on 7 April 2014. There, she competed against Lidiia Soloviova of Ukraine and Gihan Abdelaziz of Egypt who won silver and bronze respectively. In 2012 she won silver medal at the 2012 London Paralympic games in 50 kilograms (110 lb), 117 kilograms (258 lb) and 122 kilograms (269 lb) weightlifting and in 2013 won the European title.[1] On May 23 she won a gold medal in Aleksin, Russia for her participation in the IPC Powerlifting Open European Championships.[2]


  1. ^ "Russian Lafina lifts over two times bodyweight for world title". IPC. 7 April 2014. Archived from the original on 13 April 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Russian trio put on record show in Aleksin". IPC. 23 May 2014. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014.