|Alternative names||Galina Vladislavovna Grzhibovskaya (born)
Galina Vladislavovna Kukhar (married)
|Country represented||Soviet Union|
|Born||12 July 1951|
Galina Vladislavovna Grzhibovskaya (born Галина Владиславовна Гржибовская; married name: Галина Владиславовна Кухар Kukhar; born 12 July 1951) is a Ukrainian figure skating coach and former competitive skater who represented the Soviet Union. She is the 1967–68 Soviet champion and three-time silver medalist.
Grzibovskaya's first coach was Svetlana Mozer (mother of Nina Mozer), who coached her in a large children's group in Moscow. She placed 16th at the 1968 Winter Olympics. She was then coached by Stanislav Zhuk but left because she could not adapt to his authoritarian style. Soon afterward she was invited to join the Kiev Ballet on Ice, where she skated for 23 years.
In the early 1990s, Kukhar began a coaching career in Kiev. Her former students include:
- Aliona Savchenko (from age 7)
- Tatiana Volosozhar
- Galina Efremenko (Maniachenko)
- Dmitri Dmitrenko
- Anton Kovalevsky
- Stanislav Morozov (from 1996)
- Andrei Deputat
|Winter Olympic Games||16th|
|Prize of Moscow News||2nd|
- Goncharuk, Svetlana (2011-04-18). "Галина КУХАР: «Ученик никогда не становится бывшим»" [Galina Kukhar: "A student never becomes an ex"] (in Russian). sport.ua. Archived from the original on 2011-12-07.
- Savchik, Anna (2012-04-10). "Галина КУХАР: "Когда-нибудь Волосожар напишет книгу "Как приручить партнера"" [Galina Kukhar: "Someday Volosozhar may write a book 'How to tame your partner'"]. Sport Express (Ukraine edition) (in Russian).
- Nikolayenko, Olga (2012-04-01). "Станислав Морозов: «На первом турнире своих фигуристов думал, что упаду в обморок»" [Stanislav Morozov: "At the first competition of my figure skaters, I thought I would pass out"]. Glavred (in Russian).
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