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£472raised of £400 target by 17 supporters

Weʼre raising £400 to help me to pursue my goal in powerlifting and attend the AWPC European Championship in June 2018 in Grenoble, France.

Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, UK
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Keeping fit, eating well and having a healthy lifestyle has always been “my thing”. From childhood, in my native Kazakhstan, where I was encouraged from an early age to push myself and be active, to moving to the UK in 2003 I have always been interested in physical activities especially those that took me outside my comfort zone. Over the last few years I’ve tried various activities and disciplines, enjoyed most, but I was always looking for something that would really challenge me. A chance encounter with a barbell at a fitness class in January 2017, was an eureka moment for me and my passion for power lifting was born. A year on and I have qualified to represent Great Britain in the World Championship held in Manchester in August this year! And at the European championship in France in June of this year!
The journey to this point has been both challenging and demanding in equal measure. It started in March 2017, training at the local powerlifting gym (Top Bodies) with a personal trainer. The aim “How strong I can I get?” At only 4’9”, weighing 50kg, coupled with the fact that I have a husband and two young daughters to take care of, I’m perhaps not the stereotypical image of what a “strong woman” looks like. However, that has made me all the more determined to prove that with hard work and determination I could succeed. The hard work means training at least five times a week, juggling the demands of part-time employment, family life, and at times missing out on time with my children. The determination requires financial sacrifice as I have to self-fund all my training, competition fees, travel costs etc as powerlifting is currently unfunded, but it is a sacrifice that I’ll be willing to make to achieve my ambition. So far I have competed in Folkestone as part of South Coast qualifier for the Nationals, which took me to Birmingham (NEC) for National Championship at Bodypower Expo where I broke Deadlift ABPU British Record. 137.5kg versus 50.9bodyweight!

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  • Bota Cork2 months ago
    Bota Cork

    Bota Cork

    2 months ago

    This week I am travelling to the European Championship in Grenoble (France). I am very excited and equally anxious as I will be all by myself without my "hair&makeup artist", "nutritionist", "massage therapist" or my champion coach or closest friends and family. I will be taking on Europe without speaking any word of French! So bring it on! I would like to thank you, all, who supported/donated towards my journey, I am very privileged to have such amazing people in my life! Also would like to thank "Pink office" for their generous donation.

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  • Bota Cork3 months ago
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    Bota Cork

    3 months ago

    As you are all might have seen on social media: I have now qualified to compete at the World Championship which will be held this August. However, I still have my European championship to attend in Grenoble, France, and any donations are still will be gratefully welcomed. I also would like to thank "Pink Office" for their generous donations.

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  • Bota Cork5 months ago
    Bota Cork

    Bota Cork

    5 months ago

    I am totally overwhelmed and feeling quite emotional really, I have reached my target and beyond in a space of 10days!! Thank you, everyone for your support and your kindness. I am now very excited and need to start submitting my application forms for the Nationals in Birmingham and Europeans in Grenoble!!

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Page last updated on: 6/21/2018 8:25 PM



  • Ryan Aldridge

    Ryan Aldridge

    Jun 21, 2018

    Good Luck and keep on pushing!


  • Emma McMahon

    Emma McMahon

    Jun 19, 2018

    Good luck Bota !


  • Olga Littlewood

    Olga Littlewood

    Jun 18, 2018

    Go and get it Cushti! You are a strong woman!!! Show them what you can do. Xxx

  • Dave Howlett

    Dave Howlett

    Jun 12, 2018

    I would participate myself, but when you get to my age........ :)All the very best!!


  • Adam Pimble

    Adam Pimble

    May 15, 2018

    Good luck Bota, love from Adam, Kerrie and the kids. Go smash it!


  • Rebecca Grice

    Rebecca Grice

    May 15, 2018

    Best of luck Bota x


  • Viki May

    Viki May

    May 15, 2018

    Good luck Bota you are doing amazing!


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Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, UK

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