Lviv Sports

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.

Golden Autumn 2017

Issue 105, October 2017.
Lviv has a long history with the sport of archery – the World Archery Federation was founded in the city way back in 1931! The Western Ukrainian capital is home to Ukraine’s leading archery school and boasts a long list of international and Olympic champions testifying to the caliber of local talent. Lviv’s Dynamo Stadium played host to the 54th Gold Autumn archery competition from 12-16 September, which featured 230 athletes from around Europe and across Ukraine.

Lviv Wins 4th Straight Water Polo Championship

Issue 105, October 2017.
Lviv’s SKA sport complex hosted the Ukraine Cup 2017 water polo competition on 24 September. The event saw hometown favourites Dynamo top the 10 best teams in Ukraine to defeat team of Kharkiv region 11-5 in the final to claim their fourth straight title.

Ukraine’s Incredible Invictus Games Debut

Issue 105, October 2017.
The Invictus Games – a sporting festival that saw more than 550 veterans from 17 countries compete in 12 disciplines – wrapped up with a star-studded closing ceremony in Toronto, Canada on 30 September. Ukraine was invited to participate for the first time and sent a team of 15 athletes to participate in events like athletics, powerlifting, swimming, archery, rowing on simulators, and highway cycling.

Ukraine 1st at European Shooting Championship in Baku

Issue 104, September 2017.
No country in Europe could top Ukraine’s shooting team at the European Shooting Championships this summer in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Ukrainian team topped 42 other countries and 932 athletes by winning 10 gold, 8 silver, and 4 bronze medals. The competition saw 79 sets of medals awarded in 25m, 50m, 300m, rifle and pistol, and Shotgun and Running Target events.

Lviv Cup 2017 Dragon Boats

Issue 104, September 2017.
Navaria Lake, located just outside Lviv, played host to the Lviv Cup National Dragon Boat competition on 22 July. Over 300 participants from across Ukraine competed in mixed and open races at the distances of 200m and 2000m. The races served as preparation for the upcoming European Championships to be held in Italy in September and drew some fine teams, including Kyiv’s Mala Flotylia, Rivne’s Zakhidyi Viter, Dubno’s Hetman, Poltava’s Dragon, and Lviv’s-own Otaman.

Europa League Back in Lviv

Issue 104, September 2017.
While our beloved Karpaty struggles to avoid relegation to Ukraine’s First Division, Leopolitan football fans and guests of the city that are starving for some quality international action are once again in luck. One year after Shakhtar Donetsk abandoned the city after going undefeated at Arena Lviv in the calendar year 2016, another team affected by the conflict in the East has decided to call Arena Lviv home.