Lviv Sports

Rampant Ukraine Overawe Serbia in Vintage Lviv Performance

Issue 124, June 2019.
Perhaps the Ukrainian national team should play all its games in Lviv. Ukraine remain unbeaten in the country’s western capital, having recorded nine wins and two draws since the city hosted its first game in 2011. The thrilling nature of the recent Euro 2020 qualification victory over Serbia on 7 June has now further enhanced this Lviv legend.

Molokiya Lviv Half Marathon

Issue 124, June 2019.
Nearly 3500 participants from all over Ukraine and abroad were in Lviv to participate in the fourth Molokiya Lviv Half Marathon on 9 June. Leopolitan runners and guests of the city raced the 21 km main course as well as the 10 km and 4.2 km races

Lviv’s Dynamo Wins Water Polo Championship

Issue 124, June 2019.
Lviv’s SKA sports complex hosted the 2019 Water Polo National Championship on 2 June, which was appropriate as both finalists hailed from Ukraine’s water polo capital.

Foxtrot Cup 2019

Issue 124, June 2019.
Lviv’s Halychyna Sport Palace played host to the Foxtrot Cup 2019 international ballroom dance competition from on 25-26 May.

May Athlete of the Month: Zhanna Naumova

Issue 124, June 2019.
Young Leopolitan archer Zhanna Naumova was named May’s Athlete of the Month for her performance with the national team at the 2019 European Youth Cup 1st leg held in Catez, Slovenia from 13-18 May.

Lviv’s Kateryna Kryva Leads Ukrainian Team at 2019 European Games

Issue 124, June 2019.
When the second European Games begin in Minsk, Belarus this month, some of Lviv’s best athletes will be leading the Ukrainian team, including European champion Kateryna Kryva. She sat down with Lviv Today to discuss her goals leading into karate’s debut at next summer’s 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

American Football Returns

Issue 123, May 2019.
Lviv’s American football team – the Lions – returned to action at Yunist Stadium on 5 May, as the team kicked off the Ukrainian League of American Football in style. Finalists last year, the team kept up their high level of play with a 21-0 shutout of the Kyiv Slavs.

Lviv’s Barkom-Kazhany Wins Volleyball National Championship

Issue 123, May 2019.
Lviv’s Barkom-Kazhany volleyball team is Ukraine’s newest national champion after knocking off Vinnytsia’s Heart of Podillya in an entertaining final in the city on 24 April.

Lviv’s Halychanka Ukrainian Handball Champions

Issue 123, May 2019.
Lviv’s Halychanka women’s handball team won their fifth Ukrainian Super League championship after defeating Uzhhorod’s Karpaty 25-16 (10-8) on 16 April.

Ukraine’s Women Wrestlers Best in Europe

Issue 123, May 2019.
Fans at the European Wrestling Championships in Bucharest became rather familiar with the Ukrainian anthem as three Ukrainians topped the podium in five events at last month’s event. Oksana Livach, Iryna Husyak, and Lviv’s-own Alla Cherkasova showed they are primed for next month’s European Games with splendid performances in Romania.