Halyna Kukhar

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Halyna Kukhar
Galina Kukhar
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Personal information
Full name Halyna Vladyslavivna Kukhar (Hrzhybovska)
Country represented Soviet Union
Born (1951-07-12) 12 July 1951 (age 63)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Residence Kiev, Ukraine
Former coach Svetlana Mozer, Tatiana Tolmacheva, Stanislav Zhuk
Former training locations Moscow
Retired 1969

Halyna Vladyslavivna Kukhar, née Hrzhybovska (Ukrainian: Галина Владиславівна Кухар (Гржибовська); Russian: Галина Владиславовна Кухар (Гржибовская): Galina Vladislavovna Kukhar (née Grzhibovskaya); born 12 July 1951) is a Ukrainian figure skating coach and former competitive skater who represented the Soviet Union. She is the 1968 Soviet champion and competed at the 1968 Winter Olympics.

Personal life[edit]

Kukhar was born on 12 July 1951 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union, as Galina Vladislavovna Grzhibovskaya (Ukrainian: Halyna Vladyslavivna Hrzhybovska).[1][2] She married the chief engineer of the Kiev Ballet on Ice, Heorhiy Kukhar, and settled in Kiev, Ukraine.[1]


Grzhibovskaya was taught by Svetlana Mozer (mother of Nina Mozer) in a large children's group in Moscow until Tatiana Tolmacheva took the young skater in her own group.[1]

In the 1967–68 season, Grzhibovskaya won the Soviet national ladies' title and placed 12th at the 1968 European Championships. She was then sent to the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, where she finished 16th. She then joined Stanislav Zhuk.[1]

The following season, Grzhibovskaya placed 14th at both the 1969 European Championships and 1969 World Championships. Unable to adapt to his authoritarian style, she left Zhuk's group and joined the Kiev Ballet on Ice, where she skated for 23 years.[1]

In the early 1990s, Kukhar began a coaching career in Kiev. Her former students include:

Competitive highlights[edit]

Event 1965–66 1966–67 1967–68 1968–69
Winter Olympics 16th
World Championships 14th
European Championships 12th 14th
Prize of Moscow News 2nd
Soviet Championships 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd


External links[edit]

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