The championship and the competitions of Russia in powerlifting among persons with disabilities of musculoskeletal system took place in Bryansk. A sportsman from Muravlenko, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Karen Abramyants won the silver medal in the weight category 80 kilograms. Another sportsman from Muravlenko, Nazar Makarov, became the bronze prizewinner among juniors. Denis Smagin is their coach.
According to the regional department on physical culture and sport, the team of Yamal in powerlifting successfully performed in the first start of this year sports season. The repeated champion of Russia, Europe and the world Karen Abramyants is the leader of the team. He has been included to the Paralympic team of the country since 2010. He was a participant of the Paralympic Games in London.
In total 185 sportspeople from 39 countries participated in the championship.