Lviv Sports

Innovo – The New Quality of Life!

Issue 113, June 2018.
For nine years already, the Innovo Medical Centre of Physical Therapy & Pain Medicine has improved the quality of life of people and their physical condition thanks to the hard work of both its children’s and adults’ departments.

Tsurenko Stars at French Open

Issue 113, June 2018.
It was a bittersweet ending to a sensational run by Ukraine’s often overlooked tennis star Lesia Tsurenko. Tsurenko missed her chance to qualify for her first Grand Slam quarterfinal when she was forced to retire against Spain’s No. 3-seed Garbine Muguruza after what looked to be a hamstring injury just two games into the first set.

FC Lviv is Karpaty FC’s Newest Big-League Rival

Issue 113, June 2018.
Leopolitan football fans will have a new Premier League to cheer for after an interesting shake up that sees Premier League side Veres Rivne ‘swap’ with the third-tier FC Lviv. Last year’s Veres team was bought and rebranded as FC Lviv, while Veres Rivne will replace FC Lviv in the Ukrainian Second League.

Motocross at Mayorivka

Issue 113, June 2018.
Lviv’s legendary Mayorivka racetrack played host to a series of Lviv Open Cup motocross competition on 20 May. Formerly known as one of Europe’s most difficult tracks, the Mayorivka event drew competitors from across Ukraine, Lithuania, and Poland.

Lviv Wins Water Polo Championship

Issue 113, June 2018.
Lviv’s Dynamo water polo club took home their third straight Ukrainian Water Polo Championship ahead of runners-up Kharkiv Slobozhanets and third-place Mariupol Illichevets.

European Bodybuilding Championships

Issue 113, June 2018.
Lviv’s Malevich Night Club hosted the WABBA European Open Bodybuilding Championships on 19 May. Bodybuilding was a relatively unknown pastime in the USSR but has been enthusiastically embraced in the region since its collapse. Ukrainian bodybuilders and fitness performers have made their mark at the world level and the country remains among the most competitive in the modern sport.

Firefighters Competition

Issue 113, June 2018.
Some of Lviv region’s fittest firefighters took part in the annual firefighting sports competition at the Lviv Region’s State Emergency Service of Ukraine Sports Complex on 15 May. This year’s event gathered 18 teams to compete in events like 100-metre obstacle course, four-storey hook ladder climb, 3-floor climb with extension ladder, 4x100 metre relay, and combat deployment.

April Athlete of the Month: Anastasiya Voznyak

Issue 113, June 2018.
Lviv’s Anastasiya Voznyak was named April’s Athlete of the Month for her medal-winning performance at the third stage of the Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix series that took place in France in March.

March Athlete of the Month: Solomiya Brateyko

Issue 112, May 2018.
Lviv’s 17 yeasr old Solomiya Brateyko was awarded Athlete of the Month for March based on her performance at the 2018 BELGOSSTRAKH European Under 21 Championships in Minsk, which took place during March 8-11.

Lviv’s Halychanka Ukrainian Handball Champions

Issue 112, May 2018.
Lviv’s incredible Halychanka women’s handball team won their fourth Ukrainian Super League championship after edging Uzhhorod’s Karpaty 14-13 (28-28) on 29 April.