Lviv Sports

Leopolitan cyclist wins medals at European Championships

Issue 128, November 2019.
Leopolitan cyclist Olena Starikova was named Lviv’s October Athlete of the Month after she captured two medals at last month’s UEC European Track Championships in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

Pavlo Korostylov Triumphs Again

Issue 127, October 2019.
Lviv’s marvelous Pavlo Korostylov was the star at last month’s European Rifle & Pistol Championships in Bologna, Italy, winning eight of the team’s 14 medals. The Leopolitan sharpshooter won 3 gold, 4 silver, and a bronze, while his teammates managed to capture another six bronze medals.

Leopolitans at the Wheelchair Fencing World Championships

Issue 127, October 2019.
Ukraine sent a team of 15 athletes – including three Leopolitans – to the Wheelchair Fencing World Championships in Cheongju, South Korea last month.

Didukh Wins European Championship in Para Table Tennis

Issue 127, October 2019.
The Ukrainian team won eight medals (3 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze) at the European Para Table Championships in Helsingborg, Sweden last month.

Lviv’s Otaman Dragon Boat Team Triumphant

Issue 127, October 2019.
Ukrainians are beginning to excel in dragon boat racing and Lviv’s Otaman team is leading the way. For the uninitiated, dragon boat racing is a boat race between teams of 20 paddlers, a drummer, and someone that steers.

Golden Autumn Archery Tournament

Issue 127, October 2019.
The 56th Golden Autumn archery tournament was held in Lviv, with its finals in front of the city’s iconic Opera & Ballet Theatre on 14 September. Dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Leopolitan participation in the World Championships, this year’s event attracted 280 archers from the national teams of Belarus, Georgia, Israel, Poland, UK, USA, and Uzbekistan, as well as 11 different regions of Ukraine.

Race Nation 2019

Issue 126, September 2019.
On August 10th Lviv's popular hotspot !FESTRepublic Club was the scene for Lviv's iteration of the modern obstacle course Race Nation 2019. Since 2015, the annual event offers endurance races in Kyiv, Odesa, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Ternopil and, of course, here in Lviv.

Leopolitan Wins Silver at Pentathlon Euro Championships

Issue 126, September 2019.
Lviv’s Andriy Fedechko won silver alongside Dnipro’s Vladyslav Rydvanskyi at this year’s Modern Pentathlon European Championships in Great Britain in August. Modern Pentathlon is an event that includes cross country running, equestrian, fencing, pistol shooting, and swimming.

Lviv’s Big Sailing Regatta

Issue 126, September 2019.
After a 10-year hiatus, Yavoriv Sea – Ukraine’s largest artificial lake – hosted the ‘Lviv Big Sailing Regatta’ on 18 August. An exciting race for sailing yachts and catamarans, the event drew teams from Kyiv, Ternopil, and Lviv to compete in six different events.

July Athletes of the Month: Georgiy Ivanitskyi & Serhiy Makarevych

Issue 126, September 2019.
Leopolitan archers Georgiy Ivanitskyi and Serhiy Makarevych were named Lviv’s Athletes of the Month for July after winning silver for the Ukrainian team alongside Aleksey Gunbin at the Hyundai Archery World Cup in Berlin, Germany in July.