Olga graduated Tula State University by Leo Tolstoy in 1997, the faculty of the foreign languages.
Olga is the Master of the sport on rhythmic gymnastics, repeated prizewinner the Championship of USSR in groups.
Since 1998 on 2002 Olga had been worked as a coach on rhythmic gymnastics in Specialized Sport School of the Olympic reserve, has prepared 4 masters of the sport, in 2002 created the team on aesthetic gymnastics, since 2003 is a leader of Tula Sport Club “Roxett”.
Olga Ponikarova has prepared the teams, gymnasts of which are champions of The World Championship (2005), silver prizewinner of the Cup World (2006), double winner of The Russian Championship (2003, 2004), owner of the Cup to Russia 2006, winners and prizewinners of many international tournaments, repeated prizewinners of the Events of Cup of the World, winners of the Junior World Championship 2011 and 2012, the winners of the Challenge Cup overall standings 2011 and 2012, silver medalists of the Championship of Russia (in juniors) in 2011, the winners of the Russian Championship (in juniors) 2012, bronze prize-winners of the Russian Championship 2014 and Champions of the World in team ranking of 2014, silver prizewinners of the AGG Junior Championship 2015 in the country ranking.
Olga is the coach of the Sport club of Tula State University since 2006.