Personal Information

Residence Kiev, UKR

Occupation Athlete

Languages Russian, Ukrainian

Higher education Sport Studies, Teaching - Lviv State University of Physical Education: Ukraine

World Cup1--1
Legnano (ITALY), 2014-10-24
World Championship--11
Antalya (TURKEY), 2009-10-02
Bratislava (SLOVAKIA), 2019-09-15

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing in 2001 in Lviv, Ukraine.

Why this sport? She decided to take up fencing after her first coach Zoryana Semeryak came to her school to find students that were interested in the sport.

Club / Team Kiev School of Supreme Sports Skill: Ukraine

Name of coach Volodymyr Svystil, UKR, from 2011; Mykhailo Podolsky, UKR

Handedness Right

General Interest

Hobbies Dancing, embroidery, learning French. (Athlete, 10 Jun 2019)

Memorable sporting achievement Winning bronze in individual epee at the 2009 World Championships in Antalya, Turkey. (Athlete, 10 Jun 2019)

Most influential person in career Her parents. (Athlete, 19 Mar 2016)

Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs She takes a toy elephant named Lyonya with her to competitions. It was a gift from her oldest friend, who gave it to her at age four. (Athlete, 19 Mar 2016)

Awards and honours She has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (Athlete, 10 Jun 2019; dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2018)

Famous relatives Her father Sergiy Pochkalov was a Master of Sport in basketball in the Soviet Union. (Athlete, 19 Mar 2016)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 10 Jun 2019)


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