Lviv Sports

2017 Ukrainian Boxing Championship

Issue 107, December 2017.
From the world heavyweight champion Klitschko brothers to Olympic champions Oleksandr Usyk and Volodymyr Lomachenko to Lviv’s-own former light welterweight world champion Andriy Kotelnyk, Ukrainians have a special place in their hearts reserved for their boxing heroes. It was with great excitement when over 200 boxers from across Ukraine gathered in the Western Ukrainian capital for the Ukrainian Boxing Championship on 13-19 November.

Lviv’s-own ‘Miss Model Beauty’

Issue 107, December 2017.
Ukraine’s team of 22 athletes took first place at the WABBA Mr/Ms Universe Championships in Budapest, Hungary on 18-19 November.

Lviv’s Halychanka Continue to Roll

Issue 107, December 2017.
Lviv’s world-class Halychanka ladies handball team knocked off Kherson’s Dnipryanka 27-22 and 28-14 over the 15-16 November weekend.

Barkom-Kazhany at CEV Volleyball Cup

Issue 107, December 2017.
Barkom-Kazhany LVIV started their journey in the 2018 edition of the CEV Volleyball Cup with a 3-1 home victory over Israel’s reigning national champions Maccabi TEL-AVIV (25-18, 25-27, 25-19, 25-16) to delight more than 1,000 fans in attendance at Galychyna sports hall on November 22.

Ukraine vs Slovakia – International Friendly Match

Issue 107, December 2017.
Unfortunately, neither Ukraine nor Slovakia will participate in FIFA 2018, World Cup as Ukraine finished third in Group I, behind group winners Iceland and second place Croatia, thus knocking them out of contention. Meanwhile, Slovakia finished in second place behind group winners England and overcame Scotland and Slovenia for the vital second place spot.

Lviv’s Athletes of the Month

Issue 107, December 2017.
The National Olympic Committee of Ukraine in Lviv awarded its Athlete of the Month awards to world-class pistol shooter Pavlo Korostylov for October and junior European champion triathlete Sophia Pryima for September. Korostylov, already awarded the June Athlete of the Month award, was recognised for winning silver in the 10m air pistol event at the prestigious ISSF World Cup in New Delhi, India. The 19-year-old student of the Lviv University of Physical Culture – and Armed Forces serviceman – equaled a world junior world record in the process.

Lviv’s Muzychuk Wins European Rapid Chess Championship

Issue 106, November 2017.
Lviv’s Anna Muzychuk, the reigning rapid & blitz chess world champion, bested 91 of the world’s top chess players to capture the 2017 Women’s European Rapid Chess Championship last month at Monaco’s fabulous Hotel Novotel.

Ukraine at the European Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships

Issue 106, November 2017.
Ukraine sent 23 athletes – eight of which were from Lviv and Drohobych (Lviv region) – to the European Acrobatic Gymnastics championships in Rzeszow, Poland last month.

Ukrainian Cyclists at the European Track Championships

Issue 106, November 2017.
Berlin, Germany was the host of the 2017 UEC European Track Championships last month. In the women’s scratch race, Lviv’s Tetyana Klimchenko won silver, while fellow Leopolitan Roman Gladysh won bronze in the men’s event.

Europa League: Zorya Luhansk vs. Hertha BSC

Issue 106, November 2017.
The Ukrainian side impressed the nearly 10,000 fans at Arena Lviv when defender Oleksandr Svatok netted in the 79th minute to pull out a 2-1 win. The squad, however, appeared flat in a 2-0 loss in the return affair in Germany.