Three-time world champion in powerlifting Anna Kurkurina is one of those women to whom no one remains indifferent. Someone admires her achievements in sports, and someone genuinely outrages her "unfemininity" and "masculinity". Such different opinions about this woman testify only to the fact that she is a bright personality who lives an interesting life.
Anna Kurkurina is a name known to most of those involved in power sports. Anna became famous as the strongest woman in Ukraine and was awarded the title of world champion in powerlifting several times. It is interesting that only in her fifties did the woman decide to drastically change her life and did not regret it for a minute.
How did Anna Kurkurina come to sports?
Today Anna herself laughingly says that she has always been a weak and frail girl. Actually, up to a certain point in her life, there was no place for physical activity: after graduating from the biological faculty of the university, the girl went to work in an ordinary high school as a biology teacher. However, even more than interacting with adolescents, she was drawn to work with animals, and one day Anna got a job at the zoo in the city of Nikolaev as a part-time job. There she had to communicate with such dangerous predators as wolves and lions, which tempered her character a lot.
It was the woman's part-time job at the zoo that indirectly influenced her decision to radically change her life. Anna's responsibilities included feeding the young of large animals, which, for one reason or another, were abandoned by their parents. A baby always requires warmth and affection, even if it is a large lion cub, and they climbed into the arms of the one who gave them food. Physically weak at that time, Anna simply could not cope with the charges, and then she decided to start practicing in the gym "for herself."
What is happening in the life of Anna Kurkurina today?
Over the years of her studies, Anna has made tremendous progress. Her name is entered in the Guinness Book of Records as an athlete in the 75kg weight category, lifting the most weight - 127.5 kg - in the bench press. Now the woman serves as the director of the Bagheera fitness club, where she conducts trainings and master classes.
At 41, Anna gave birth to her first child. Her beloved, the beautiful Elena Serbulova, is more than two decades younger than Kurkurina, but this does not bother any of the women. Anna is a classic example of a man who made himself, and today she only regrets that she could not determine her life purpose earlier. She is an example for thousands of women who do not at all strive to build the same impressive muscle mass - no, they are admired by the fortitude of Kurkurina and the resilience with which a woman followed her dreams.