Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart, number 2,056

Lift 60 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