Further Personal Information
||Physical Education - South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University: Odessa, UKR
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She began fencing at age eight in Odessa, Ukraine.
|Why this sport?
||"I had no other choice. My father was doing fencing, my grandfather, and, as it turned out, my great grandfather too! As any little girl, I wanted to be a model or actress but my father insisted, and then I got used to it."
|Club / Team
||Central Sports Club of the Armed Forces: Ukraine
|Name of coach
||Oleksandr Vasyutin, UKR, from 2007; Garnik Davidyan, UKR, from 2011
||Lena (sportarena.com, 22 Sep 2016)
||Going to the gym, reading. (Athlete, 15 Mar 2016; sportarena.com, 22 Sep 2016)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Winning silver in the team sabre at the 2015 World Championships in Moscow, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 15 Mar 2016)
|Most influential person in career
||Her father and her grandfather. (Athlete, 30 Jun 2015)
|Hero / Idol
||Ukrainian fencer Olga Kharlan, Russian fencer Sophia Velikaia, US boxer Muhammad Ali. (Athlete, 15 Mar 2016)
|Awards and honours
||She holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Ukraine. (Athlete, 15 Mar 2016)