Svetlana Boiko

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Svetlana Boiko
Personal information
Born (1972-04-13) 13 April 1972 (age 42)
Rostov-na-Donu, Russia
Sport
Sport Fencing

Svetlana Anatolyevna Boiko (Russian: Светлана Анатольевна Бойко) (born 13 April 1972 in Rostov-on-Don) is a Russian foil fencer.

Boiko won the gold medal in the foil team event at the 2006 World Fencing Championships after beating Italy in the final. She accomplished this with her team mates Aida Chanaeva, Julia Khakimova, and Ianna Rouzavina.

August 15, 2008 Boiko with teammates Aida Chanaeva, Victoria Nikichina and Evgenia Lamonova beat the United States team 28 to 11, winning the gold medals of 2008 Olympic Games.[1][2] This was her fourth consecutive olympic appearance, now as the captain of the national team. Boiko is known among teammates as Mama Sveta - for her experience; she actually has two daughters.[3]

On the domestic arena, Boiko defends the colours of CSKA and is in fact a major in Russian armed forces (as at August 16, 2008). After winning the 2008 event, Boiko announced her retirement.[3]

Achievements[edit]

Med 1.png 2006 World Fencing Championships, team foil

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Svetlana Boyko". databaseolympics.com. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  2. ^ "Svetlana Boyko Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  3. ^ a b (Russian) In love with Boyarsky // Interview with Svetlana Boiko, Gazeta.ru