Lviv Sports

February Athletes of the Month: Kateryna Kryva, Ihor Stakhiv and Andriy Lysetskyy

Issue 121, March 2019.
Lviv’s karateka Kateryna Kryva won silver at the second round of the Karate 1 Premier League in Dubai last month. The Karate 1 Premier League is the most important event in the world of karate and a key way to qualify for next summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo as ranking points from events play a critical role in determining who qualifies.

Equestrian Sport Championship

Issue 121, March 2019.
The Burevisnyk Equestrian School hosted the Equestrian Sport Championship for the Lviv region last month. Over 100 athletes from across Ukraine competed in the dressage and hurdle’s events.

Oleksiy Demyanyuk Memorial High Jump Competition

Issue 121, March 2019.
Lviv’s University of Physical Culture hosted the 20th annual Oleksiy Demyanyuk Memorial High Jump tournament last month. Demyanyuk was a Ukrainian Soviet high jumper that had the world’s best jump in 1981 at 2.33 metres and finished 11th at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.

Volleyball: Lviv Winners in Volleyball’s Super League

Issue 120, February 2019.
Lviv’s Barkom-Kazhany continues to be the class of Ukraine’s Volleyball Super League, leading the way with 62 points in 12 rounds – seven points up on Sertse Podillya.

Ukraine’s triumphal silver in Parallel Snowboard

Issue 120, February 2019.
Postgraduate of Lviv State University of Physical Culture Annamari Dancha won silver at the Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships that took place in USA from February 1 to 10.

January Athlete of the Month: Olena Starikova

Issue 120, February 2019.
Leopolitan cyclist Olena Starikova was named Lviv’s Athlete of the Month for January after starring in several international events.

Leopolitan Wins Bronze in Badminton

Issue 120, February 2019.
The Badminton National Cup took place in Kyiv over the 30 January to 2 February weekend, where Lviv was represented by athletes from the Children & Youth sports school and local badminton club.

December Athlete of the Month: Olena Starikova

Issue 119, January 2019.
Lviv region’s Olena Starikova was named Lviv’s December Athlete of the Month after starring in the third round of the Tissot UCI Cycling World Cup last month. The star cyclist returned home from an event at Berlin’s Velodrome with two medals – a gold in the 500m and bronze in the sprint.

Winter Fairy Tale Gymnastics

Issue 119, January 2019.
Lviv’s Halychyna Sports Palace hosted the 2018 Winter Fairy Tale national artistic gymnastics tournament on 8-9 December. Nearly every region of Ukraine was represented among the 326 participants aged 6 to 18 years old, alongside athletes from Poland, Moldova, and Belarus.

Lviv’s Buksa Becomes National Chess Champion

Issue 119, January 2019.
Lviv’s Nataliya Buksa became the latest chess prodigy from Lviv to capture a national title after winning the Ukrainian Women’s Chess Championships in Kyiv last month. Buksa bested nine of the country’s finest chess players in a 10-player round-robin event that was highlighted with her claiming the title over Ternopil’s Olha Babiy.