On Everest without feet?? Kazakh woman became the first

In the new episode of Sports Nation, we are going to visit a sports complex equipped with the most technologically advanced swimming pool in Kazakhstan; we'll talk with Maria Auezova - the first woman in the world without legs who conquered the Everest base camp. At the end of the episode, we'll talk about cycling i.e. how to choose the right bike and protect yourself on the road.

In April 2021, Kazakhstani Maria Auezova became the first woman in the world without legs who conquered the Everest base camp. But before she went through years of grueling preparation, which later helped her become unique.

For a long time, 31-year-old Maria Auezova was quite successfully engaged in para-powerlifting. She won victories at republican tournaments, received the title of master of sports. And suddenly, the she changed her occupation and began preparing for the ascent to the highest point in the world. Before Everest, she had only 3 ascents in Burabay region.

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