Lviv Sports

22-Year-Old Ukrainian Becomes Women’s World Champion

Issue 78, April 2015.
Mariya Muzychuk, a 22-year-old student of a chess school in Stryi (Lviv Region), was recently crowned the 15th Women’s World Chess Champion after defeating Russian Natalia Pogonina 2.5-1.5 at the FIDE Women’s Chess World Championships. The result was never much in doubt; Mariya dominated the match, was never behind in any individual game, and nearly decided the set in the third game. Maria is a two-time Ukrainian Champion (2012 & 2013), played on Ukraine’s 2013 World and European Team Champions, and helped Ukraine to bronze in the 2012 and 2014 Chess Olympiads. She is the younger sister of Anna Muzychuk, a GM since 2012, reigning Women’s World Blitz Champion, and currently ranked 4th in the world. With the win, Maria also becomes a GM.

February-March Sport Digest

Issue 77, March 2015.
Follow up the latest results at Winter Cycling Championship, get latest update on Lviv’s BC “Polytekhnika-Halychyna” find out more about European Championship Professional dance sport competition which took place in Lviv and feel proud for Lviv-Born Viktor Plotnikov who boxed to victory in Belfast

Fed Cup: Ukraine Narrowly Misses Playoffs

Issue 76, February 2015.
Ukrainian women’s tennis has a long and rich history, and yet its Fed Cup team – which sees its top female players take on top women’s players from other nations – has yet to find sustained success. Despite Ukrainian players regularly featuring in the world’s top 100 players, including the likes of the Bondarenko sisters (Alona, Kateryna, and Valeria), Tatiana Perebiynis, Viktoriya Kutuzova, Elena Tatarkova, Yuliana Fedak – and more recently, Elina Svitolina and Lesia Tsurenko – Ukraine’s Fed Cup team has only once qualified for the prestigious World Group stage in the yearly Fed Cup tournament, and that was back in 2010.

January-February Sport Digest

Issue 76, February 2015.
Be informed about results of a series of friendlies between Ukrainian national team and Czech Republic national team, Lviv’s local basketball squad Politekhnika-Halychyna at Ukrainian SuperLeague, colorful sport dance competition and more.

January Sport Digest

Issue 75, January 2015.
Be informed about international rhythmic gymnastics competition “Winter Fairytale” results, BC “Polytekhnika-Halychyna” (Lviv) achievements and local Women’s Handball team news.

November - December Sports Digest

Issue 74, December 2014.
Find out about local FC “Karpaty” results of their pre-winter schedule, Champions & Europa League Updates for FC Shakhtar, 2014 Ukrainian Chess Championship, Lviv’s Halychanka women’s handball team participation in European Handball Federation Round 3 Challenge Cup and Lviv’s BC Politekhnika-Halychyna ups and downs.

October-November Sports Digest

Issue 73, November 2014.
Get the latest updates on FC Karpaty matches, BK Politekhnika-Halychyna beginning to the 2014-15 season, Lviv’s Sokol Rugby Squad winning Ukrainian SuperLeague bronze, MMA Championship (Mixed Martial Arts) which took place in Lviv

September-October Sports Digest

Issue 72, October 2014.
Find out about Track cycling Championship of Ukraine as well as Ukrainian national team qualifying to Women’s 2015 World Cup, results of local FC “Karpaty as well as up’s and downs of FC “Shakhtar” (Donetsk), Open Championship of Ukraine Summer Biathlon and finally, get proud for 2012 London Olympic heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk, who won title of WBO Intercontinental champion in his first professional match.

August-September Sports Digest

Issue 71, September 2014.
Follow up the latest results for Football Champions League that kicked off in Lviv, admire Lviv’s Pavlo Korostylov, who won gold medal for Ukraine at the 2nd Youth Olympic Games that took place last month in Nanjing, China, alongside with more news on special Independence Day wheelchair fencing friendly match and much more.

JUNE-JULY SPORTS DIGEST

Issue 70, July 2014.
Get the latest results of the Ukrainian National Women’s Football team playing two important World Cup qualifying matches in Lviv, ITF UKRZAKHID junior tennis tournament, the 2014 Ukraine Cup water polo championship, the velopolo tournament finals and congratulate local rugby players of “Sokil “ with two wins in one week.