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KHARLAN Olga
NOC Ukraine   
GenderWomen
Born 04 Sep 1990
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Marital status Married
Family Husband Dmytro Boyko
Residence Kiev, UKR
Occupation Athlete
Languages English, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education Coaching - Admiral Makarov National Shipbuilding University: Mykolayiv, UKR
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.
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. (daily.rbc.ua, 07 Apr 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in team sabre at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 13 Mar 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto "I always treat my rivals with respect. Before we go out onto the path, 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 2012 she received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland in Ukraine. (aif.ua, 02 Apr 2013)

She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 30 Dec 2016)
Famous relatives Her husband Dmytro Boyko has also represented Ukraine in fencing, and competed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (daily.rbc.ua, 07 Apr 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 21 Jun 2018)
Other information OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has served as a member of the International Fencing Federation [FIE] Athlete's Commission. (fie.org, 04 Aug 2017)

Major Results
Year Rank Event Venue
Olympic Games
2016 2 Team Sabre Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2016 3 Individual Sabre Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012 3 Individual Sabre London, England
2008 1 Team Sabre Beijing, China
World Championships
2017 1 Individual Sabre Leipzig, Germany
2017 Final 5-6 Team Sabre Leipzig, Germany
2014 1 Individual Sabre Kazan, Russia
2014 3 Team Sabre Kazan, Russia
2013 1 Individual Sabre Budapest, Hungary
2011 2 Team Sabre Catania, Italy
2011 3 Individual Sabre Catania, Italy
2010 2 Individual Sabre Paris, France
2010 2 Team Sabre Paris, France
2009 1 Team Sabre Antalya, Turkey
2009 2 Individual Sabre Antalya, Turkey
2007 2 Team Sabre St. Petersburg, Russia
2006 5 Team Sabre Turin, Italy
European Championships
2018 2 Team Sabre Novi Sad, Serbia
2017 Final 5-6 Team Sabre Tbilisi, Georgia
2016 3 Individual Sabre Torun, Poland
2015 5 Individual Sabre Montreux, Switzerland
2014 1 Individual Sabre Strasbourg, France
2013 1 Individual Sabre Zagreb, Croatia
2013 2 Team Sabre Zagreb, Croatia
2012 1 Individual Sabre Legnano, Italy
2011 1 Individual Sabre Sheffield, England
2010 1 Team Sabre Leipzig, Germany
2010 5 Individual Sabre Leipzig, Germany
2009 1 Individual Sabre Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2008 2 Team Sabre Kiev, Ukraine
2006 2 Individual Sabre Izmir, Turkey
2006 4 Team Sabre Izmir, Turkey
2005 8 Individual Sabre Zalaegerszeg, Hungary