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NOC Ukraine   
Born 07 Nov 1987 in Chotyrboky, URS
Height1.64 m
Weight 48 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Marital status * unknown *
Family Partner William Boe-Wiegaard
Residence Kiev, UKR
Occupation Athlete
Languages English, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education Physiotherapy - Khmelnytskyi National University: Ukraine
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing at age 12 in Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine.
Why this sport? Her parents wanted her to become a dancer but she was too restless, so they introduced her to fencing. She liked her first coach and the sport's atmosphere, so she continued with her brother Dmytro.
Club / Team Central Army Sports Club [CSKA] [UKR] / Ukraina [UKR]:
Name of coach Valery Shturbabin, from 2001
Handedness Right
General Interest
Nicknames Galya (Facebook profile, 28 Dec 2015)
Hobbies Skiing, tennis, squash. (Athlete, 22 Mar 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in team sabre at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 22 Mar 2016)
Most influential person in career Coach Valery Shturbabin. (Athlete, 22 Mar 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto "In fencing, the main thing is the head, quick thinking and quick decision-making." (, 23 Sep 2008)
Awards and honours She was awarded the Order for Merits [third grade] by the president of Ukraine in recognition of her performance at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (, 04 Sep 2008)

She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (Athlete, 22 Mar 2016)
Famous relatives Her brother Dmytro Pundyk has represented Ukraine in fencing. He was part of the squad that won bronze in team sabre at the 2013 European Championships in Zagreb, Croatia. Her partner William Boe-Wiegaard has played professional tennis. (SportsDeskOnline, 23 Mar 2016;, 13 Feb 2016;, 05 Jun 2015)

Major Results
Year Rank Event Venue
Olympic Games
2008 1 Team Sabre Beijing, China
World Championships
2011 2 Team Sabre Catania, Italy
2010 2 Team Sabre Paris, France
2009 1 Team Sabre Antalya, Turkey
2007 2 Team Sabre St. Petersburg, Russia
2006 5 Team Sabre Turin, Italy
European Championships
2013 2 Team Sabre Zagreb, Croatia
2011 3 Individual Sabre Sheffield, England
2010 1 Team Sabre Leipzig, Germany
2009 3 Individual Sabre Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2008 2 Team Sabre Kiev, Ukraine
2008 8 Individual Sabre Kiev, Ukraine
2006 4 Team Sabre Izmir, Turkey