Further Personal Information
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||Coaching, Recreation Management - National University of Physical Education and Sport: Kiev, UKR
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He took up the sport in 1995 in Uzhhorod, Ukraine.
|Why this sport?
||He comes from a family with a fencing tradition.
|Club / Team
||Dynamo [UKR] / Kiev-Uzhhorod School of Supreme Sports Skill [UKR]:
|Name of coach
||Anatoliy Herey [father], UKR, from 1995; Mykhailo Podolsky [personal], UKR, from 2006
||Playing the guitar. (Athlete, 23 Mar 2016)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Winning gold in team epee at the 2015 World Championships in Moscow, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 28 Jun 2017)
|Hero / Idol
||Russian fencer Pavel Kolobkov, US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 23 Mar 2016)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"The base of a victory is laid in the first seconds of a fight." (sport-express.ua, 07 Jul 2011)
|Awards and honours
||He was named the 2011 Ukrainian Male Fencer of the Year. (nffu.org.ua, 10 Jan 2012)
He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (dsmsu.gov.ua, 30 Dec 2016)
||His father and his uncle competed as fencers for the Soviet Union. His cousin Yulianna Herey has represented Ukraine in foil. (Athlete, 23 Mar 2016; sport-express.ua, 07 Jul 2011; ua-reporter.com, 11 Jun 2013)
||To win individual gold at the world championships. (Athlete, 28 Jun 2017)
He used to play bass guitar in a group, but was encouraged by his father to choose between music and fencing. His father told him he had the potential to become a top-level fencer, so he quit music and focused on sport instead. (sport-express.ua, 07 Jul 2011)