Lydia Solovyova is Ukrainian powerlifter, Honored Master of Sports of Ukraine. Paralympic champion of 2004, 2008 and 2016, silver medalist of 2000, bronze medalist of the Paralympic Games of 2012 in London.Lydia Solovyova has been affected by the musculoskeletal system since birth. She was born with dwarfism, her mother abandoned her daughter in a maternity hospital and the girl was brought up in a boarding school.Lydia Solovyova's talent was noticed by the President of the Paralympic Committee of Ukraine Valery Sushkevich. In the 1990s, Valery Mikhailovich Sushkevich visited the House of the Disabled in the Dnieper, where Lydia Solovyova lived and studied. After talking to him, the girl decided to play sports. She entered the Luhansk technical school to study to be a seamstress-motorcyclist, where the weightlifting coach noticed and developed her potential.On September 10, 2016 at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Lydia Solovyova won her third gold medal at the Paralympics in powerlifting competitions, setting a new world record — 107 kg.