Elvira Kolpakova: 120 lbs.
Apparatus: 19 lbs.
Total: 139 lbs.
The first person to be lifted by Sri Chinmoy overhead with one arm on this evening of kaleidoscope lifts was Elvira Kolpakova, a marathon and ultramarathon champion from Russia. She has a world-class marathon best of 2:34:22 and in September 1999 she won the European 100-kilometre championship in a time of 7:33:39.
“I am from a small town in Siberia. I am really happy to be here. It is great.”
— Elvira Kolpakova
Elvira became the 2,056th person to be lifted by Sri Chinmoy in his “Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart” programme, which he began on June 26th, 1988.
Lifting up the world
With a oneness-heart,
The Hour of God
And His Victory-Start.
— Sri Chinmoy’s theme song for this series