Personal Information

Residence Lviv, UKR

Occupation Athlete

Languages English, Russian, Ukrainian

Higher education Coaching - Lviv State University of Physical Education: Ukraine

Grand Prix-1-1
Doha (QATAR), 2019-01-25
Taipei (CHINESE TAIPEI), 2017-08-20

Sport Specific Information

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

Why this sport? Her aunt, honoured fencing coach Dina Pantelyeyeva, took her to a fencing club.

Club / Team Dynamo: Lviv, UKR

Name of coach Andriy Orlikovsky, UKR, from 2004; Zoryana Semeryak, UKR, from 2004

Handedness Right

International Debut

Year 2010

Competing for Ukraine

Tournament European Championships

Location Leipzig, GER

General Interest

Nicknames Ksyusha (VK profile, 30 May 2019)

Memorable sporting achievement Winning bronze in team epee at the 2015 World Championships in Moscow, Russian Federation. (sport-express.ua, 30 Sep 2015)

Most influential person in career Her godfather Vasyl Stankovych, coach Andriy Orlikovsky, and her aunt Dina Pantelyeyeva. (Athlete, 11 Jun 2014)

Hero / Idol Soviet fencer Vasyl Stankovych, Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal. (Athlete, 11 Jun 2014)

Awards and honours She received the medal for Work and Valour in Ukraine in recognition of the bronze medal she won at the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russian Federation. (president.gov.ua, 25 Jul 2013)

She has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (nffu.org.ua, 24 Apr 2019; dsmsu.gov.ua, 28 Dec 2018)

Ambitions To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sport-express.ua, 05 Feb 2019)

Other information LEADER ROLE
She likes to fence the final bout when representing Ukraine in team competitions. "In general, I have always liked the leader's position on the team. I want to finish the bouts. Sometimes, when you see that another person is not succeeding in something, you really want to go onto the piste yourself and take responsibility. When you finish team bouts, you have a huge responsibility. And if you cannot meet expectations and bring a victory to the team, of course, you reproach yourself first of all. But when you win, it is doubly pleasant." (sport-express.ua, 05 Feb 2019)


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