Lviv Sports

Athletes of the Month: July & August

Issue 104, September 2017.
Lviv’s karate superstar Stanislav Horuna was named Lviv’s Athlete of the Month for the second time this year (January & July) after claiming World Games gold in Wroclaw, Poland and becoming the sport’s first Ukrainian champion. The World Games is an Olympic-sanctioned multi-sport event for sports that are not included in the Olympic program, such as billiards, lacrosse, and karate.

Pavlo Korostylov: Lviv’s June Athlete of the Month

Issue 103, July 2017.
Lviv’s Pavlo Korostylov confirmed his place as one of the most promising up-and-coming pistol shooters in the world after winning five medals

Masters-Bet EUROFANZ 2017

Issue 103, July 2017.
Lviv held the Masters-Bet EUROFANZ festival for football supporters from different countries for the 11th straight year from 29 June to 2 July. Teams of supporters from 24 different national teams and many other club teams came to Lviv to participate in a football tournament, donate gifts to charitable organisations, and to get to know one another.

Water Polo

Issue 103, July 2017.
Lviv’s Dynamo water polo team won the silver medal in the Ukrainian Super League Water Polo Championship on 18 June.

Ukraine Claims Historic Gold in European League Volleyball

Issue 103, July 2017.
Ukraine won the 2017 CEV Volleyball European League championship by knocking off powerhouse FYR Macedonia 3-1 in the gold medal match in the Danish city of Gentofte last month. Coach Ugis Krastins’ team made their first appearance in the competition this season and proved too much for FYR Macedonia, who were playing in their third straight European League final.

Foxtrot Cup 2017

Issue 102, June 2017.
Lviv’s Halychyna Sport Palace played host to the Foxtrot Cup 2017 international ballroom dance competition from 20-21 May.

Firefighting Championship

Issue 102, June 2017.
Lviv was host of the 30th international competition on fire-applied sport – in honour of the firefighting heroes of Chornobyl – from 24-26 May. The 3-day competition brought together 70 athletes from across Central Europe and Turkey, as well as top teams from the Volyn and Lviv oblasts, an all-Ukrainian team, the Lviv State University of Life Safety team, the Ukrainian National University of Civil Defence team, and a team from the Cherkasy Fire Safety Institute named after the Heroes of Chornobyl. The competition program featured events such as: climbing the hook ladder to the 4th floor window of a training tower, overcoming a 100-metre strip full of obstacles, a 4x100 metre fire relay race, and combat deployment.

May Athlete of the Month: Kateryna Kryva

Issue 102, June 2017.
Lviv’s Kateryna Kryva has put the entire karate world on notice that she intends to be on top of the podium when karate makes its Olympic debut in Tokyo, Japan in 2020. In Izmir, Turkey, at the first European Championships to be held under Olympic status, Kryva won gold in the kumite under-50kg event. The 25-year-old was simply brilliant on her way to becoming a double European champion as she helped Ukraine triumph in the team competition.

FC Karpaty Lviv

Issue 102, June 2017.
A trying season for Lviv’s Karpaty FC came to a merciful end last month as the team narrowly avoided relegation. The team sat in last place in the 12-team league for the first 20 weeks of the 32-week season and was the final team to secure a spot in the Premiere League next season. Karpaty had to fight uphill all year after being docked six points for debts to former midfielder Semir Stilic.

National Cross-Country Championship

Issue 101, May 2017.
Lviv’s legendary Mayorivka racetrack hosted a series of motocross competition as part of the first stage of the National Cross-Country Championship on 30 April. Formerly renowned as one of Europe’s most difficult tracks, Mayorivka was reopened just last year after sitting quiet for nearly 20 years by the motorcycle enthusiasts of Lviv’s ‘Drive’ club!