Lviv Sports

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.

Lviv Cyclist Stars at World Cup

Issue 118, December 2018.
Lviv region’s Olena Starikova was the star of the recent Tissot UCI Cycling World Cup that took place at Berlin’s Velodrome last month.

Veronika Marchenko – November’s Athlete of the Month

Issue 118, December 2018.
Leopolitan archer Veronika Marchenko was named November’s Athlete of the Month for her performance at the first-ever World Military Championships in Tehran, Iran last month.

Acrobatic Gymnastics

Issue 118, December 2018.
Baku, Azerbaijan’s sparkling National Gymnastics Arena hosted the FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics World Cup on 17-18 November.

Lviv’s Wrestlers Shine at World Championships

Issue 117, November 2018.
Leopolitan wrestlers put on quite a show at the Wrestling World Championships in Budapest last month, claiming three medals. More than 850 athletes from 97 nations faced off to claim one of the 30 world titles in freestyle, Greco-Roman, and women’s divisions.

Leopolitan Wins Bodybuilding World Championship

Issue 117, November 2018.
One of the most striking stars of the Leopolitan bodybuilding school is Oksana Brygidyr and she continues to show the world how fit Leopolitans can be. Already the 2015 world champion and a European and Olympia Europe champion, Brygidyr topped some of the world’s fittest athletes at the IFBB World Fitness Championships in Bialystok, Poland last month.

Ukraine Shines at 2018 Invictus Games

Issue 117, November 2018.
Ukrainian veterans shone at the fourth Invictus Games, held in Sydney, Australia from 20-27 October. War veterans from 18 countries competed in 13 sports and our Ukrainian heroes returned home with 20 medals. The seven gold, ten silver, and three bronze medals were six more than the Ukrainian team won last year in Canada and good enough to finish fifth in the medal count.

Ukrainian Dance Sport Championships

Issue 117, November 2018.
The Lviv Open Cup dance championships were held at Lviv’s Halychyna sports complex on 7-8 October. Over 800 dancers aged four to 35 from 16 countries took part in several events, including the WDSF International Standard and Latin divisions, the WDSF PD Standard and Latin divisions, and the European children’s Grand Prix junior and juvenile categories.

American Football Finals

Issue 117, November 2018.
The Lviv Lions – the city’s American football team – hosted the Ukrainian Football League championship against the Kyiv Patriots at the city’s SKA Stadium on 28 October.

Ukraine looking to continue UEFA Nations League success

Issue 116, October 2018.
New international competition offers Ukraine a chance to shine and a potential back door to Euro 2020