Lviv Sports

Cherkasova Named Ukraine’s ‘Sensation of the Year’

Issue 122, April 2019.
Leopolitan wrestler Alla Cherkasova was named Ukraine’s ‘Sensation of the Year’ at the recent Heroes of Sports event in Kyiv. Cherkasova was recognised for a dominant 2018 where she became world champion by defeating France’s Koumba Larroque in the final.

Leopolitans Lead the Way in Karate

Issue 122, April 2019.
Lviv continues to be the heart and soul of the Ukrainian karate team as shown through the success of many of the city’s karetekas in recent tournaments. Lviv’s-own Halina Melnik and Diana Shostak starred on the Ukrainian women’s team (with Anzhelika Terliuga and Anita Seryogina) that captured gold in Kumite at the recent EKF European championships in Guadalajara, Spain.

Lviv’s Korostylov is Europe’s Top Shooter

Issue 122, April 2019.
Pavlo Korostylov was named Lviv’s March Athlete of the Month for his exceptional performance at European Championship which took place during March 16-25 in Osijek, Croatia.

Silver for Lviv’s Starikova at Cycling Worlds

Issue 121, March 2019.
Lviv’s Olena Starikova came back with silver from the world championships in Poland last month after falling in the women’s 500 m time trial final.

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.