Lviv Sports

Leopolitan Wins Silver at Pentathlon Euro Championships

Issue 126, September 2019.
Lviv’s Andriy Fedechko won silver alongside Dnipro’s Vladyslav Rydvanskyi at this year’s Modern Pentathlon European Championships in Great Britain in August. Modern Pentathlon is an event that includes cross country running, equestrian, fencing, pistol shooting, and swimming.

Lviv’s Big Sailing Regatta

Issue 126, September 2019.
After a 10-year hiatus, Yavoriv Sea – Ukraine’s largest artificial lake – hosted the ‘Lviv Big Sailing Regatta’ on 18 August. An exciting race for sailing yachts and catamarans, the event drew teams from Kyiv, Ternopil, and Lviv to compete in six different events.

July Athletes of the Month: Georgiy Ivanitskyi & Serhiy Makarevych

Issue 126, September 2019.
Leopolitan archers Georgiy Ivanitskyi and Serhiy Makarevych were named Lviv’s Athletes of the Month for July after winning silver for the Ukrainian team alongside Aleksey Gunbin at the Hyundai Archery World Cup in Berlin, Germany in July.

EuroFanz 2019

Issue 125, July 2019.
The EuroFanz festival for football supporters from across Europe returned to Lviv from 28-30 June. Sponsored by Lifecell, this year’s event attracted 20 supporters’ teams from 15 countries to test their footballing skills against each other and donate gifts to some of Lviv’s charitable organisations.

Lviv Dynamo Water Polo Champions Again

Issue 125, July 2019.
Lviv’s SKA sports complex hosted the Ukraine Cup Final Four water polo tournament last month in an event dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Lviv Dynamo – one of Ukraine’s most storied water polo teams.

WABBA World Bodybuilding Championships

Issue 125, July 2019.
The WABBA World Bodybuilding Championships were held at Lviv’s Manvich Concert Arena last month after beating out Athens and Barcelona last year for the bid. Some of the world’s fittest musclemen and women joined their Ukrainian counterparts in the Western Ukrainian capital to show off their sparkling skills and stunning appearances.

Lviv’s Athletes Shine at European Games

Issue 125, July 2019.
Ukrainian athletes finished third at last month’s European Games, thanks in no small part to the contributions of some of Lviv’s most talented sportsmen and women. The team picked up 51 medals (16 gold, 17 silver, and 18 bronze), with eight Leopolitans among those honoured.

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.