December 2011 – May 2012, Khimki, Moscow. Maryana Naumova, 13, lifts weight two times heavier than her own (87,5 kg!). She is called the strongest girl in the world.
It’s the gym where Maryana trains three times a week.
At WPA-2011 cup. December 25th, 2011. Maryana’s father, Alexander, prepares daughter for her performance.
She set another record there – lifted 77 kg.
At WPA-2011 cup. Shoulder sprain prevented her from a new record.
Here father is a powerlifting champion of Russia. He is engaged in sports education of Maryana.
Maryana’s mother – Olga, her main fan at all competitions.
Vladimir Kravtsov is an idol for the girl. For that moment the absolute record for Russia belonged to him – 302,5 kg. (December 2011).
At the drawing class. Maryana studies rather well.
Looking at her you would never think that she sets records in powerligting. Why didn’t she choose another kind of sport like gymnastics? Because of her father. Once he took her to powerlifting competitions where she tried to lift a curl bar without loads (20 kg) and managed with that.
Maryana goes shopping with her friends.
She lives with her family in Khimki, Moscow region.
On May 20th she became a pioneer.
She carries her mom in her arms. Literally.
She likes to communicate with her friends in social networks. In the Russian social network VKontakte she already has more than 2000 friends.
In her room with younger sister Sasha.
Up to date she has set fourteen world records. One of the last records – 87,5 kg. She dreams to become the first teenage girl who would lift 100 kg and to participate in the most prestigious competition “Arnold Classic” organized by Arnold Schwarzenegger.