‘I Can Do Anything with My Feet’

PHOTO by Pavel Volkov / Lenta.ru

The life of Sakinat Magomedova, a native of Chechnya, was full of harsh trials. She was born without arms and became an orphan in early childhood when her mother died of cancer. After that, Sakinat endured war and multiple relocations. She graduated from a boarding school for children with developmental disabilities, worked as a singer in a restaurant and gave birth to two children.

But blows of fate that could have become fatal for some, only tempered this woman. Now Sakinat is engaged in combat sports. The titles of the champion of Europe and the world in parataekwondo are the result of hard training. Lenta.ru presents a photo story of a woman who knows how to strike back.