Personal Information

Residence Kiev, UKR

Occupation Athlete

Languages English, Russian, Ukrainian

Higher education Coaching - Admiral Makarov National Shipbuilding University: Mykolayiv, UKR

License number 04091990000


World Cup136928
Londres (GREAT BRITAIN), 2011-02-25Bologne (ITALY), 2012-05-04Londres (GREAT BRITAIN), 2008-02-02
Istanbul (TURKEY), 2011-03-11Gand (BELGIUM), 2013-02-22Moscow (RUSSIA), 2008-02-16
Antalya (TURKEY), 2012-03-09Bolzano (ITALY), 2014-02-28Bologne (ITALY), 2011-05-06
Chicago (USA), 2012-06-22Orléans (FRANCE), 2015-10-30New York (USA), 2011-06-24
Antalya (TURKEY), 2013-03-15Tunis (TUNISIA), 2018-06-01Londres (GREAT BRITAIN), 2012-02-24
Dakar (SENEGAL), 2014-02-07Athènes (GREECE), 2019-03-08Londres (GREAT BRITAIN), 2013-01-25
Gand (BELGIUM), 2014-02-21Gand (BELGIUM), 2015-02-20
Athènes (GREECE), 2015-01-30Beijing (CHINA), 2015-05-01
Sint-Niklaas (BELGIUM), 2016-02-19Orléans (FRANCE), 2019-11-22
Foshan (CHINA), 2016-05-13
Tunis (TUNISIA), 2017-05-12
Sint-Niklaas (BELGIUM), 2017-11-17
Salt Lake City (USA), 2019-12-13
World Championship4217
Budapest (HUNGARY), 2013-08-06Antalya (TURKEY), 2009-09-30Catania (ITALY), 2011-10-10
Kazan (RUSSIA), 2014-07-15Paris (FRANCE), 2010-11-05
Leipzig (GERMANY), 2017-07-20
Budapest (HUNGARY), 2019-07-17
Zone Championships6-17
Plovdiv (BULGARIA), 2009-07-13TORUN (POLAND), 2016-06-20
Sheffield (GREAT BRITAIN), 2011-07-14
Legnano (ITALY), 2012-06-15
Zagreb (CROATIA), 2013-06-16
Strasbourg (FRANCE), 2014-06-07
Düsseldorf (GERMANY), 2019-06-17
Grand Prix162725
Moscow (RUSSIA), 2009-02-15Orléans (FRANCE), 2009-02-06Budapest (HUNGARY), 2006-02-24
Orléans (FRANCE), 2010-02-05Tianjin (CHINA), 2010-05-28Alger (ALGERIA), 2008-03-20
Lamezia Terme (ITALY), 2010-03-12Foggia (ITALY), 2009-03-13
Tunis (TUNISIA), 2010-03-19Moscow (RUSSIA), 2011-03-26
Orléans (FRANCE), 2013-02-01Tianjin (CHINA), 2011-05-21
Moscow (RUSSIA), 2013-03-22Moscow (RUSSIA), 2012-03-16
Orléans (FRANCE), 2014-01-31Le Caire (EGYPT), 2019-02-22
Beijing (CHINA), 2014-05-24
New York (USA), 2014-12-13
Séoul (KOREA), 2015-03-28
Moscow (RUSSIA), 2015-05-29
Moscow (RUSSIA), 2016-05-28
Cancun (MEXICO), 2017-12-15
Seoul (KOREA), 2018-03-30
Seoul (KOREA), 2019-04-26
Montreal (CANADA), 2020-01-10
Olympic Games--22
Londres (GREAT BRITAIN), 2012-08-01
Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL), 2016-08-08
Antalya (TURKEY), 2018-05-27

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing at age 10 in Mykolayiv, Ukraine.

Why this sport? She was doing dancing but it was rather expensive for her parents. Her godfather, a fencing coach, then encouraged her to switch sports.

Club / Team Dynamo: Ukraine

Name of coach Yury Marchenko [personal], UKR

Handedness Right

International Debut

Year 2005

Competing for Ukraine

Tournament European Championships

Location Zalaegerszeg, HUN

General Interest

Nicknames Olya (isport.ua, 25 Mar 2013)

Hobbies Shopping, snowboarding. (Athlete, 09 Jun 2019)

Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in team sabre at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 09 Jun 2019)

Sporting philosophy / motto "I always treat my rivals with respect. Before we go out onto the piste, we can be friends, talk, and on the strip we fight to the last, to show who is stronger." (xsport.ua, 26 May 2018)

Awards and honours She was named the 2016 Female Athlete of the Year at the Ukrainian Heroes of the Sport Awards. (vesti-ukr.com, 01 Apr 2017)

In recognition of her sporting achievements, she has received the Orders of Princess Olga [first, second and third grades] and the Orders for Merits [first, second and third grades] in Ukraine. (president.gov.ua, 07 Mar 2018, 25 Jul 2013)

She has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (nffu.org.ua, 19 Apr 2019; dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2018)

Ambitions To win a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (xsport.ua, 24 Sep 2018)

Other information OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has served as a member of the International Fencing Federation [FIE] Athletes' Commission. She was also a member of the judging panel at the 2018 Miss Ukraine show in Kiev. (fie.org, 01 Jun 2019; xsport.ua, 21 Sep 2018)


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