Lviv Sports

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.

Run the World – Lviv Half Marathon

Issue 123, May 2019.
Lviv hosted the ‘Run the World – Lviv Half Marathon’ last month, where racers competed in one of many distances, including the 3 km charity run, the 10 km race and, of course, the 21 km course.

Dance Competition Draws Hundreds

Issue 122, April 2019.
Lviv’s Gratsya Sports Complex hosted over 500 dancers aged 7-27 from from across Ukraine and Europe during the Silver Edelweiss competition on 6-7 April. The dancers wowed the crowds with spectacular shows in both Standard and Latin programs and were highly appraised by main judge Oleh Levitsky.

Cherkasova Named Ukraine’s ‘Sensation of the Year’

Issue 122, April 2019.
Leopolitan wrestler Alla Cherkasova was named Ukraine’s ‘Sensation of the Year’ at the recent Heroes of Sports event in Kyiv. Cherkasova was recognised for a dominant 2018 where she became world champion by defeating France’s Koumba Larroque in the final.

Leopolitans Lead the Way in Karate

Issue 122, April 2019.
Lviv continues to be the heart and soul of the Ukrainian karate team as shown through the success of many of the city’s karetekas in recent tournaments. Lviv’s-own Halina Melnik and Diana Shostak starred on the Ukrainian women’s team (with Anzhelika Terliuga and Anita Seryogina) that captured gold in Kumite at the recent EKF European championships in Guadalajara, Spain.

Lviv’s Korostylov is Europe’s Top Shooter

Issue 122, April 2019.
Pavlo Korostylov was named Lviv’s March Athlete of the Month for his exceptional performance at European Championship which took place during March 16-25 in Osijek, Croatia.

Silver for Lviv’s Starikova at Cycling Worlds

Issue 121, March 2019.
Lviv’s Olena Starikova came back with silver from the world championships in Poland last month after falling in the women’s 500 m time trial final.