Victor was born in 1943 in Anzhero-Sudzhensk Kemerovo region, grew up in Donetsk. There's fifteen-year-boy mastered the techniques of musketeer with a stick instead of the usual deficit saber. Break in the team of the Soviet Union began, speaking for the national team of Ukraine. In the mid-60's Victor Sidyak has already established itself among the venerable saber fencers, as the most "inconvenient" southpaw who could make decisions and lightning - incessantly attack. In 1970 the leaders of the Committee for Physical Culture and Sport of the Council of Ministers of the BSSR invited him to move to Minsk. From that moment began to line up very long string of victories, he won all the tournaments, which went out of the USSR national team.
And at the Olympics in 1972, the Soviet saber fencers in the team were forced to settle for "silver". In the first round, they defeated the Italians. But Victor was seriously injured : Michele Maffei shrapnel wounded him in the eye sword. Diagnosis: Penetrating wounds of the cornea. Deep splinter entered ophthalmologists in the hospital at first tried to remove the magnet. The efforts proved futile. Required surgical intervention. German doctors was not recommended to continue the competition. But there was a final, which was to meet again with the Italians. Coaches shuffled list of participants until the last moment, and with the athletes do not even consulted. Despite answered by a serious injury, the most difficult part of the trusted personal triumphant superiority. In the alignment, he had to start and finish the fight. Immediately, doctors became worried the Soviet national team and to avoid liability for unintended consequences, demanded that Victor Sidyaka receipt. The next day, to everyone's surprise, he still came out on the track. However, with a bandage over one eye.
The Italians remembered the manner of fighting of Victor Sidyaka. And 22 years later the eternal rival of Mario Montano invited him to his club in the port city of Livorno to train young people including his own son. Viktor accepted the invitation. The reason is simple: lack of a permanent house and pension protection.