Halyna Vasylivna Pundyk (Ukrainian: Галина Василівна Пундик; born 7 November 1987[1][2]) is a Ukrainian gold medallist in sabre fencing. She was a member of the team which won the gold medal in sabre at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Halyna Pundyk
Halyna Pundyk 2014-15 Orleans WC quals t153311.jpg
Personal information
Native nameГалина Пундик
Born (1987-11-07) November 7, 1987 (age 32)
Chotyrboky, Ukraine
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight54 kg (119 lb)
Sport
SportFencing
Weaponsabre
Handright-handed
National coachArtem Skorokhod
ClubCSKA
Head coachValery Shturbabin
FIE rankingcurrent ranking

The Ukrainian women's team won gold in the Sabre final beating Russia[3][4] during the 2009 and 2010 European Fencing Championships.[5] At the 2009 World Fencing Championships Pundyk and her teammates beat France to win gold.[6] The team won the title "Team of the Year" at the (Ukrainian) "Sports Heroes of the Year 2009" ceremony in April 2010.[7]

Halyna's brother, Dmytro, is also a high performance fencer.

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External linksEdit

  • Profile at the European Fencing Confederation