|Full name||Halyna Vladyslavivna Kukhar (Hrzhybovska)|
|Country represented||Soviet Union|
12 July 1951 |
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Former coach||Svetlana Mozer, Tatiana Tolmacheva, Stanislav Zhuk|
|Former training locations||Moscow|
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.
Kukhar was born on 12 July 1951 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union, as Galina Vladislavovna Grzhibovskaya (Ukrainian: Halyna Vladyslavivna Hrzhybovska). She married the chief engineer of the Kiev Ballet on Ice, Heorhiy Kukhar, and settled in Kiev, Ukraine.
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.
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.
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 Kovalevski
- Stanislav Morozov (from 1996)
- Andrei Deputat
|Prize of Moscow News||2nd|
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