Lviv Sports

Hockey Day in Lviv

Issue 132, March 2020.
A hockey game between the Canadian Armed Forces team – military troops of Operation UNIFIER stationed at the Yavoriv training grounds in Lviv region – and our own Galician Lions took place on 23 February at the central skating rink on Rynok Square.

Lviv’s Women Wrestlers Shine

Issue 132, March 2020.
Lviv’s women wrestlers dazzled at the European Wrestling Championships in Rome last month, leading the Ukrainian team to eight medals – one gold, three silver, and four bronze – in 10 weight classes. Lviv’s former world champion Yuliya Tkach led the way, with a thrilling 2-1 victory over Russia’s Inna Trazhukova in the 62 kg freestyle gold medal final.

Leopolitan Wrestler Triumphs

Issue 131, February 2020.
Leopolitan wrestler Angelina Lysak was named January’s Athlete of the Month for her thrilling victory in the 59kg women’s wrestling division at a 2020 Ranking Series of Tournaments in Rome in January.

Leopolitan Wins double gold

Issue 131, February 2020.
Leopolitan long-distance runner Sofia Yaremchuk continues to shake Italian sports world. On January 12th she claimed gold in the Terni Half Marathon, in which she showed spectacular time 1:10:33 to cover 21 097 meters.

Mahuchikh Sets Record at Lviv’s Demyanyuk Memorial

Issue 131, February 2020.
Ukrainian high jumper Yaroslava Mahuchikh broke the world indoor U20 high jump record at the Oleksiy Demyanyuk Memorial High Jump tournament at Lviv’s University of Physical Culture last month.

Leopolitan Cyclist Wins Bronze

Issue 131, February 2020.
The UCI Track Cycling World Cup finished its season with its sixth and final event last month in Milton, Canada.

The (Carpathian) Mountain Miracle

Issue 130, January 2020.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the biggest sporting achievement in Lviv’s history – the run to the USSR Cup championship by Karpaty Lviv! Lviv Today looks back on the accomplishment and what it meant for the Western Ukrainian capital.

Leopolitan Wins World Silver in Women’s Blitz Chess

Issue 130, January 2020.
Lviv’s Anna Muzychuk took home the silver at the recent King Salman World Rapid & Blitz Championship in Moscow. One of the most exciting events of the year as it attracts nearly all of the world’s top players, Muzychuk took claimed runner-up honours after posting 12.5 points in 17 games.

Halyna Melnyk – December’s Athlete of the Month

Issue 130, January 2020.
Lviv’s Halyna Melnyk was named December’s Athlete of the Month for her outstanding performance at the Karate1 Premiere League tournament held in Madrid, Spain last month. Halyna took bronze in the women’s Kumite 68 kg event – her fourth medal of 2019!

Lviv’s Barkom-Kazhany Keeps Rolling

Issue 130, January 2020.
Lviv’s Barkom-Kazhany volleyball team crushed Kharkiv’s Lokomotiv 3-0 twice at home in the 8th round of Ukraine’s Volleyball Super League last month. Sitting atop the standings with 43 points, the team next host’s MHP-Vinnytsia in the 10th round on 24 and 25 January.