Svetlana Tsarukayeva, Russian weightlifter
Svetlana Tsarukayeva is a Russian weightlifter, world champion in 2011, Honored Master of Sports of Russia, silver medalist at the Summer Olympic Games in 2012.
Svetlana was born on December 25, 1987.
She won the 2006 Women’s Junior World Championships in the 58 kg category, with a total of 231 kg.
Svetlana has set a World Record while lifting the gold medal in the women’s 63 kg bodyweight category at the 2011 IWF World Championships in Paris, France.
Svetlana won silver at 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Tsarukayeva participated in the women’s -58 kg category at the 2006 World Weightlifting Championships and won the silver medal.
At the 2007 World Weightlifting Championships, she won the silver medal in the 63 kg category, with a total of 250 kg.
She became a silver medalist at the Goyang World Championships for the third time (2009).
On August 13, 2012 Svetlana was awarded medal of the Order For Services to the Fatherland I degree for her great contribution to the development of physical culture and sports, high achievements in sport at the Games of the XXX Olympiad 2012 in London (UK).