Lviv Sports

Lviv Wins Water Polo Championship

Issue 113, June 2018.
Lviv’s Dynamo water polo club took home their third straight Ukrainian Water Polo Championship ahead of runners-up Kharkiv Slobozhanets and third-place Mariupol Illichevets.

European Bodybuilding Championships

Issue 113, June 2018.
Lviv’s Malevich Night Club hosted the WABBA European Open Bodybuilding Championships on 19 May. Bodybuilding was a relatively unknown pastime in the USSR but has been enthusiastically embraced in the region since its collapse. Ukrainian bodybuilders and fitness performers have made their mark at the world level and the country remains among the most competitive in the modern sport.

Firefighters Competition

Issue 113, June 2018.
Some of Lviv region’s fittest firefighters took part in the annual firefighting sports competition at the Lviv Region’s State Emergency Service of Ukraine Sports Complex on 15 May. This year’s event gathered 18 teams to compete in events like 100-metre obstacle course, four-storey hook ladder climb, 3-floor climb with extension ladder, 4x100 metre relay, and combat deployment.

April Athlete of the Month: Anastasiya Voznyak

Issue 113, June 2018.
Lviv’s Anastasiya Voznyak was named April’s Athlete of the Month for her medal-winning performance at the third stage of the Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix series that took place in France in March.

3rd Molokiya Lviv Half Marathon

Issue 113, June 2018.
Over 3000 participants from all over Ukraine and abroad were in Lviv to participate in the 3rd Molokiya Lviv Half Marathon on 10 June. This year the half marathon has received the five-star certification from the European Athletics Federation, its highest.

March Athlete of the Month: Solomiya Brateyko

Issue 112, May 2018.
Lviv’s 17 yeasr old Solomiya Brateyko was awarded Athlete of the Month for March based on her performance at the 2018 BELGOSSTRAKH European Under 21 Championships in Minsk, which took place during March 8-11.

Lviv’s Halychanka Ukrainian Handball Champions

Issue 112, May 2018.
Lviv’s incredible Halychanka women’s handball team won their fourth Ukrainian Super League championship after edging Uzhhorod’s Karpaty 14-13 (28-28) on 29 April.

Lviv’s Barkom-Kazhany Wins Super League Volleyball

Issue 112, May 2018.
Lviv Today congratulates the Barkom-Kazhany players for winning the Ukrainian Super League Championship on 29 April! Lviv defeated Kharkiv’s Lokomotiv in the final with a dramatic and emotional 3-1 win (25-23, 18-25, 25-19, 25-19). Lviv’s Volodomyr Tevkun led the way with a determined effort and 16 points.

UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour

Issue 112, May 2018.
The UEFA Champions League trophy paraded through Lviv on 30 April on its way across Ukraine. UEFA Champions League has millions of fans globally and Ukrainian football fans in the cities of Lviv, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, and Mariupol that dream of one day seeing their own club lift the trophy were able to get up close and get a photo with the cup.

Lviv teams at Rugby National Championship

Issue 112, May 2018.
Lviv’s newly-renovated specialized Sokil Stadium hosted the second tour of the women’s rugby sevens division on 12 May. Eight teams took part in the competition, including two from Lviv – Levytsy and Ground Forces Academy.