"?> Worldwide News Ukraine – Sports http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/ en Team Ukraine Wins Promotion to Combined Events Super League http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=4299 Kyiv, July 8, 2014. Ukrainian team won the ticket to the Super League by taking the second place in the First League of the European Cup Combined Events in Ribeira Brava, Portugal. Ukrainian team with 40,056 points overall was outrun by the Czech Republic athletes with 40,384 points. Sweden finished third with 39,753 points, while Spain (38,962), Norway (38,777), and Italy (38,032) placed fourth, fifth, and sixth respectively. Finland with 37,845 points and Portugal with 36,686 – were both relegated. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:46:39 +0200 Invincible Olha Kharlan Wins European Championship for the Fifth Time http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=4274 Kyiv, June 11, 2014. Ukrainian saber fencer Olha Kharlan won the title of a European Champion in the individual competition for the fifth time in her sports career. On June 9 in Strasbourg Kharlan managed to outrun her main rival – Ekaterina Dyachenko of Russia, who took the second spot in the championship. Italian Rosella Gregorio and Greek Vassiliki Vougiouka shared the third spot. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:27:20 +0200 Ukrainian Wushu Team Brings Sensational 106 Medals from European Championship http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=4238 Kyiv, May 16, 2014. Ukrainian national Wushu team won 39 gold, 36 silver, and 31 bronze medals at the European Wushu Championships in Bucharest, Romania (May 8-12). Ukrainian athletes triumphed at the junior and adult mixed championship among the 32 participating countries. Mon, 19 May 2014 08:48:55 +0200 Ukrainian Protsenko Takes Gold in High Jump at Montgeron Championships http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=4232 Kyiv, May 16, 2014. Ukrainian athlete Andriy Protsenko won gold at the international track and field championships in Montgeron-Essonne, France, on May 11. At the second attempt Protsenko cleared the bar at 2.26 meters, which brought him to the top of the high jump pedestal. Russian Lev Missirov and Romanian Mihai Donisan cleared the bar at a height of 2.24 meters and occupied the second and third positions, respectively. Missirov managed to overcome the obstacle at his first attempt, while Donisau needed two attempts. Fri, 16 May 2014 09:03:26 +0200 2014 IAAF World Race Walking Cup: Ukrainian Athletes Take Two Gold Medals http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=4206 Kyiv, May 5, 2014. Ukrainian athletes brought home two gold medals from the IAAF World Race Walking Cup in Taicang, China (May 3-4). First, Ruslan Dmytrenko, 28, made the senior men’s 20 km win for Ukraine; then, Dmytrenko together with Ihor Hlavan and Nazar Kovalenko celebrated their team gold medal in the men’s 20 km. All in all, the IAAF World Race Walking Cup in Taicang featured 364 athletes (men and women) who represented 50 countries. Mon, 05 May 2014 16:47:31 +0200 Ukrainian Leads Women’s Blitz Chess World Championsip http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=4194 Kyiv, April 28, 2014. The representative of Lviv chess school, Stryi native, Hanna Muzychuk won the 2014 FIDE Women World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships. The championships took place in Russian Khanty- Mansiysk on April 26-28. Notably, the Ukrainian athlete represented Slovenia in the tournament. Muzychuk was born 1990 in Stryi and is still the resident of the city; she has been representing Slovenia in chess tournaments since 2004. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:21:52 +0200 Ukraine Rewards Its 2013 Sports Heroes http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=4186 Kyiv, April 24, 2014. National Ukrainian Olympic Committee announced the winners of the Heroes of the 2013 Sports Year nomination. World High Jump champion Bohdan Bondarenko was recognized as the Sportsman of the Year. World champion, silver and bronze medalist of the Biathlon World Cup Olena Pidhrushna became the Sportswoman of the Year. Olha Harlan, world and European champion in individual fencing, world champion and silver medalist of the team European Championships won the nomination of the Hero of Ukrainian Sport 2013. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:23:22 +0200 Russia, Germany, Canada, Ukraine, France Collect Most Medals at Sochi Paralympics http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=4081 Kyiv, March 17, 2014. The 2014 Sochi Paralympics closed yesterday with the grand show, celebrating the international athletes, who chose to live their lives to the fullest. Even though the very nature of the competition suggests there are winners and losers, every participant of the Paralympic Games is a winner, even though some won medals and some – did not. This year the national teams of Russian, Germany and Canada spearheaded the Games as far as the total medal count is concerned, with Ukraine and France closing up the big five. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:40:13 +0200 Team Ukraine Takes Three Medals at IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=4069 Kyiv, March 11, 2014. Team Ukraine won three medals – two bronze and one silver at the fifteenth edition of the international indoor track and field competition. The 2014 event organized by the IAAF was held on March 7–9 at the Ergo Arena in Sopot, Poland. Ukrainian athletes Andriy Protsenko, Olha Saladukha, and Alina Fiodorova climbed the podium in Sopot. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:10:14 +0200 Ukraine Wins Olympic Gold at Women’s Biathlon Relay http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=4030 Kyiv, February 24, 2014. Ukrainian athletes – Vita and Valentyna Semerenko, Yuliya Dzhyma and their team leader – Olena Pidhrushna won gold at biathlon 4×6 km relay. The competition was held on February 21, 2014, on the 15th day of XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. This is the first such achievement in the national biathlon history. Additionally, this was the second time team Ukraine won gold at Winter Olympic Games since the XVII Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway in 1994. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:46:26 +0200 Ukraine Heads Golden Grand Prix Wrestling Tournament http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=4001 Kyiv, February 12, 2014. Ukrainian Tetiana Omelchenko won gold competing in female wrestling discipline at 2nd Golden Grand Prix de Paris Seine Ouest. Tetiana became the top wrestler among women athletes in weight category up to 60 kilograms. Additionally, Ukrainians Albina Lekhanova and Rostyslav Pervachuk won bronze at the championship. The event was held on February 8-9, 2014 in Paris, France. Contestants of 29 countries competed in three styles: female, freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:31:58 +0200 Ukraine’s Biathlete Wins First Medal for Team Ukraine at Sochi 2014 http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3992 Kyiv, February 11, 2014. Ukrainian biathlete Vita Semerenko won bronze at Women’s 7.5 kilometer sprint, bringing first medal to Ukraine’s Olympic team. The competition was held on the third day of the Olympic Winter Games on February 9, 2014. Ukrainian athlete outstripped 81 sportsmen and finished third. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:52:28 +0200 Ukraine’s Team Leads Junior Relay at European Biathlon Championship http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3953 Kyiv, February 3, 2014. Ukrainian sportsmen took gold in the junior relay competition, which is currently taking place in Czech Republic (January 29 – February 4, 2014). The 21st Biathlon European Championship is held in Nové Město na Moravě and features contestants from 33 countries. There are 15 competitions held throughout the tournament. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:05:48 +0200 Ukrainian Athletes Win Another Leg of Epee Fencer World Championship http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3919 Kyiv, January 28, 2014. Ukrainian men’s team spearheaded the Epee Fencer World Championship, which took place in Lignano, Italy. The championship took place on January 24-26 and hosted contestants from 31 countries. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:57:16 +0200 Ukraine, Netherlands Take Gold in Blitz at Juniors Draughts World Championship http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3853 Kyiv, January 15, 2014. 15-year-old Ganna Dmytrenko of Zaporizhzhia was able to beat the strong opponent from China – Hanging Zhao at the World Junior Championships in the French town of Mirepoix-Sur-Tarn. Ukraine’s Dmytrenko took gold in blitz draughts. The Netherlands’ Jan Groenendijk took gold in boys’ blitz category. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:58:48 +0200 Six Ukrainian Lugers Will Represent Ukraine at Sochi Olympics http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3837 Kyiv, January 14, 2014. According to the final list of the International Luge Federation, six representatives of the sport from Ukraine will compete at the Olympic Games in 2014, reports noc-ukr.org. The results of the five stages of the World Cup held in November and December 2013 brought the Eastern European athletes the Olympic licenses. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 11:42:42 +0200 Ukrainian Swimmers Win Gold at European Short Course Swimming Championship http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3737 Kyiv, December 17, 2013. Ukrainian athletes Daria Zevina and Andriy Govorov won gold defeating 673 swimmers from 42 countries at European Short Course Swimming Championship. In the aftermath of the tournament, Ukrainian swimmers set one national record, won two gold and two bronze medals. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 17:06:50 +0200 Ukrainian Athlete Recognized as One of World Best Football Players of 2013 http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3735 Kyiv, December 16, 2013. Ukrainian Andriy Yarmolenko from Dynamo Kyiv occupied the 26th place in the World Best Football Players of 2013 list of the World Soccer magazine. The list identifies the best players of 2013 based on the voting of international jury, sport journalists and millions football fans worldwide. Ukrainian footballer shares his spot on the list with Xavi Hernandez from Spanish Barcelona. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:39:20 +0200 Britain, Hong Kong, Ukraine Sportsmen Win Titles at World Track Cycling Championship http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3722 Kyiv, December 11, 2013. Elevated 1870 meters above the Mean Sea Level, the hosting city of Aguascalientes, Mexico gave an extra benefit to the citizens of highlands and put extra pressure on the cyclists from lower level areas of Europe. Despite the natural aerial benefit of Latin Americans, Brit, Wane Dowel was the first to finish the scratch race second leg of the World Track Cycling Championship. He was shortly followed by Hong Kong’s King Lok Cheung and Ukraine’s Roman Lutsyshyn. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:40:07 +0200 Verniaiev of Ukraine, Iordache of Romania Take Titles at Gymnastics World Cup http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3713 Kyiv, December 11, 2013. Ukraine’s Oleg Verniaiev and Romania’s Larisa Iordache took gold medals in a closely fought battle at the 2013 Glasgow World Cup, the second of four FIG World Cup meets in the 2013-2014 World Cup series (December 7; Glasgow's Emirates Arena). reads british-gymnastics.org. At the same time Great Britain’s Daniel Purvis lost the final battle for men’s crown; USA’s active champion Elizabeth Price also took silver. Andrey Likhovitskiy of Belarus and Vanessa Ferrari of Italy took bronze according to all-around men and all-around women results. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 09:34:59 +0200 Ukrainian Olha Kharlan Becomes Best Saber Fencer of 2013 http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3680 Kyiv, November 28, 2013. The International Fencing Federation accolades Olha Kharlan on becoming the best saber fencer of 2013. The award ceremony will be held in Paris, France on November 29, 2013 during the celebration of the 100’s jubilee of the sports federation. Thu, 28 Nov 2013 10:21:29 +0200 Ukraine Wins European Women’s Team Championship http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3637 Kyiv, November 18, 2013. Ukrainian chess team took the first prize in the European chess championship that took place in Polish capital Warsaw on November 7-18, 2013. After nine rounds, the team got a total of 15 points. Russia and Poland – the first and second runner-ups, respectively, both earned 14 points in the competition. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 10:39:19 +0200 Ukrainian Karateka Becomes World Champion http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3625 Kyiv, November 13, 2013. Ukrainian karateka Iryna Zaretska won gold at the 2013 World Karate Championships Cadet & Junior in the Female Junior 16-17 years −59kg category. This is the first karate world champion title a Ukrainian athlete ever acquired, informs the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine. Another Ukrainian karateka Ielyzaveta Sirosh won silver in the Female Cadet 14-15 years +54kg category. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 10:39:47 +0200 Ukrainian Chukanov Wins Ferrari Racing Title http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3620 Kyiv, November 11, 2013. Ukrainian racer Sergey Chukanov won the title of the European champion in the Trofeo Pirelli race of the Ferrari Challenge Europe competition. Chukanov won the race over a close competitor Daniel Mancinelli from Italy, reports corseclienti.ferrari.com. At one point in the race, as the rivals were approaching the finish line, Chukanov and Mancinelli collided, with Chukanov ending the race on the gravel. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:26:56 +0200 Uzelkov Boxes His Way to IBO Light Heavyweight Title http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3619 Kyiv, November 11, 2013. Ukrainian boxer Vyacheslav Uzelkov, 34, has won the International Boxing Organization International light heavyweight title in his match against American boxer Jaidon Codrington, 29. The 5’ 11½” (181 cm) Ukrainian boxer has beaten his taller opponent of 6’ 2” (188 cm) on the stage of the major Ukrainian sports arena Palats Sportu (Palace of Sports) in Kyiv on November 9, 2013. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 14:20:04 +0200 Ukraine’s Zevina Takes Another Gold at Swimming World Cup in Tokyo http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3618 Kyiv, November 11, 2013. On the last day of the seventh stage of the FINA World Cup in Tokyo, Ukrainian swimmer Daryna Zevina won gold, reports the Federation of Swimming of Ukraine. She finished first in the 100-meter backstroke. Zevina also took gold (200-meter backstroke within 2:02.32) and bronze in Tokyo. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:34:01 +0200 Ukrainian Athletes Win Most Awards at Youth Circus Art Competition http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3607 Kyiv, November 6, 2013. Ukrainian athletes – Valeriia Davydenko, Angelica Karchevskaia, and Ksenia Stepaniuk, took gold at the Seventh International Youth Circus Groups Festival – The Future of Circus 2013. Young athletes from Belarus, France, Germany, Latvia, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Transdniestria (breakaway Moldovan territory), etc. competed for the awards in Ukraine. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:10:28 +0200 Ukrainian Masters Athletes Win Ten Gold Medals in Brazil http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3581 Kyiv, October 28, 2013. Ukrainian athletes won ten gold, six silver, and three bronze medals at the XX World Masters Athletics taking place in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on October 16-27, 2013. Ukrainians were best in pole vaulting, long jump, triple jump, and a few race walks. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:50:27 +0200 Ukrainian Athlete Wins Gold at Fourth Consecutive Leg of 2013 Swimming World Cup http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3554 Kyiv, October 21, 2013. Ukrainian swimmer Daryna Zevina, 19, won gold in a fourth consecutive leg of the 2013°FINA Swimming World Cup series. The “gold” streak started in Berlin, Germany, continued through the third leg in Moscow, Russia, fourth leg in Dubai, UAE and the fifth leg in Doha, Qatar. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:46:24 +0200 11-Year-Old Ukrainian Brings Another Chess Victory to Ukraine http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3527 Kyiv, October 9, 2013. Ukrainian chess player Viktor Matviishen has became the winner of the 23rd European Youth Chess Championship 2013 in OPEN U12 category. The event took place in Budva, Montenegro, on September 29 – October 8, 2013. Matviishen got 7.5 points out of 9, beating his Russian counterpart Andrey Esipenko, who won silver. Thai Dai Van Nguyen took the third spot in the results table. Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:27:39 +0200 Kharkiv Rock Climbers Triumph at World Championship http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3516 Kyiv, October 8, 2013. Ukrainian athletes Oleksandr Zakolodniy and Anatoliy Ochenash, Kharkiv, won the 2013 mountaineering world championship in rock competition class. This was announced by the head of the Federation of Mountaineering and Rock Climbing in Kharkiv oblast Hennadiy Kopeyka, as reported by Unkrinform. There 14 men teams and seven women teams representing nine countries (CIS, Baltic countries, the Caucasus region, etc.) participated in the championship. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:15:10 +0200 Volodymyr Klitschko Beats Povetkin http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3513 Kyiv, October 7, 2013. Famous Ukrainian boxer Volodymyr Klitschko has won the match against Russian counterpart Aleksandr Povetkin. Klitschko, 37, retained his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO and The Ring Heavyweight Champion titles. Povetkin, on the other hand, has lost his WBA (Regular) Heavyweight title, which he won in August 2011. The match between the athletes ended after 12 rounds with all the three judges awarding Klitschko and Povetkin with respective 119-104 points. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 15:21:21 +0200 Ukrainian Veteran Epee Fencer Sokolov Wins World’s Strongest Swordsman Title http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3521 Kyiv, October 9, 2013. Ukrainian epee fencer Volodymyr Sokolov, 52, became the winner at the World Veterans Fencing Championships, held in Bulgarian city of Varna. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 11:20:00 +0200 Unbeaten WBC Champion Viktor Postol Scores Another Win http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3512 Kyiv, October 4, 2013. Ukrainian boxer Viktor Postol has won a fight against Colombian counterpart Ignacio Mendoza. The match took place in Kyiv club Sportlife on October 3. Postol defended his WBC International light welterweight title, which he just won in March 2013 in a fight against American boxer Henry Lundy. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 14:49:59 +0200 Ukrainian Chess Player – U10 European Blitz Chess Champion http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3486 Kyiv, September 26, 2013. Young Ukrainian chess player Maryan Kyrychenko has won the title of the European blitz chess champion among contestants under 10 years old. Kyrychenko participated in the 13th European Youth Blitz Chess Championship 2013 – Open U10, held in Budva, Montenegro, on September 25, 2013. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:11:59 +0200 Ukrainian Wrestler Alina Stadnik-Makhinya Becomes World Champion http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3473 Kyiv, September 23, 2013. Ukrainian Alina Stadnik-Makhinya won gold medal and became the world champion after she overpowered Canadian Stacie Anaka. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:41:56 +0200 World’s #5 Middleweight Bursak Wins over Blackwell in Kharkiv http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3472 Kyiv, September 23, 2013. The EBU European middleweight titleholder, Ukrainian boxer Maxim Bursak, 29, came out of a knockdown to win the fight over England’s Nick Blackwell in eastern Ukrainian Kharkiv. After going down in the fourth round following the right-hand punch, WBA/WBO #5 and WBC #11 Bursak managed to close all twelve rounds and become a victor. The scores were 114-113, 115-112, 115-112 in Bursak’s favor, reads wiltshiretimes.co.uk. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:12:36 +0200 Ibragim Aldatov Receives Second World Championship Title http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3464 Kyiv, September 19, 2013. Ukrainian wrestler Ibragim Aldatov won his second world championship title at the Sitetalk Wrestling World Championships. Overall, the athlete now has three gold, two silver, and one bronze medal from his six trips to the world championships, note aroundtherings.com. Aldatov competed in the category 84 kilogram. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:12:40 +0200 Ukrainian Heptathlon Star Wins Decastar, IAAF Combined Events Challenge http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3451 Kyiv, September 16, 2013. Ukrainian athlete Hanna Melnychenko, 30, has won the 2013 IAAF Combined Events Challenge, as well as the 37th Decastar meeting in the French town of Talence. Just in August of 2013, Melnychenko became the world pentathlon champion at the 14th IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:57:52 +0200 Kyiv Bids for EURO 2020 http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3441 Kyiv, September 12, 2013. Aiming to repeat 2012 EURO football championship success, Ukraine submitted Kyiv and Donetsk as its next EURO bids. The Eastern European country has offered two of its major stadiums – Olimpiyskyi in Kyiv and Donbass Arena in Donetsk for hosting of the EURO 2020 European Football Championship. Olimpiyskyi bids to host the semifinals and final, while Donbass Arena is hoping to get one of the 12 standard sets – three group matches and a playoff. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 14:51:34 +0200 Ukrainian Athlete Becomes World Kickboxing Champion http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3424 Kyiv, September 9, 2013. Ukrainian Serhiy Shynkarchuk became the world kickboxing champion in under 75 kg category (K-1) at the World Kickboxing Cup 2013. Shynkarchuk participated in four fights during the competition, knocking out his Polish counterpart in the first round of the final match, reports ubgd.lviv.ua. This was a hard victory against tough rivals, described his win Shynkarchuk. “World Cup is my best result to date,” admitted the athlete. Mon, 09 Sep 2013 16:19:22 +0200 Ukraine’s High Jump World Champion Wins International Tournament in Italy http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3416 Kyiv, September 5, 2103. The ruling World Champion in high jump Bohdan Bondarenko of Ukraine took the first place at the 49th Palio Citta della Quercia meeting in Rovereto, Italy. The last European Athletics Premium Permit meeting of the summer brought Bondarenko his 13th win of the season. Interestingly, before the tournament, Italian press highly regarded Bondarenko’s upcoming participation. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 16:29:54 +0200 Ukraine Wins Gold in Pentathlon Championship http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3387 Kyiv, August 27, 2013. Three Ukrainian athletes Viktoria Tereshuk, Ganna Buriak, and Iryna Khokhlova became world champions at the 53rd Modern Pentathlon World Championships, held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The athletes were first in the 3-member team-relay. Their total score reached 5,532. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:13:08 +0200 Ukrainian Runner Wins 200m at Diamond League in Stockholm http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3383 Kyiv, August 23, 2013. Ukrainian athlete Serhiy Smelyk, 26, won 200m race at the 2013 IAAF Diamond League: Stockholm. Smelyk covered the distance in 20.54 seconds, beating his closest rival Norwegian runner Jaysuma Saidy Ndure. Jamaican sprinter Rasheed Dwyer was third. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:01:43 +0200 Ukraine Rules at IPC Swimming World Championships http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3364 Kyiv, August 20, 2013. After the final night in the Parc Jean Drapeau pool in Montreal, Canada, Ukraine finished at the top of the medals stand, followed by Russia in the second place and Great Britain – in the third, reads paralympic.org. Ukrainian Paralympic swimmers collected 84 awards, 30 more than the first runner up. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 11:36:33 +0200 Ukrainian Athlete Melnychenko Wins World Championship http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3349 Kyiv, August 14, 2013. Ukrainian heptathlete Hanna Melnychenko won gold at the IAAF World Championships which are currently taking place in Moscow, Russia. This is the first gold for Ukrainian track and field team during this tournament in Russia. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:15:54 +0200 Team Ukraine Wins World Fencing Championship in Women’s Saber http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3339 Kyiv, August 13, 2013. Ukraine and Italy won the team competitions on the final day of the MOL World Fencing Championships, held in Budapest, Hungary. Ukraine won the gold medal in the Women’s saber team tournament, while Italy convincingly won Men’s team foil competition against team USA. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 15:06:30 +0200 Ukrainian Swimmer Wins Second World Cup Meet, Sets World Record http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3332 Kyiv, August 12, 2013. Ukrainian swimmer Daryna Zevina won gold at the second stage of FINA World Cup in Berlin, Germany (August 10-11, 2013). With the result of 2:00.81 at Women’s 200m backstroke Zevina set the new European record, reports the Swimming Federation of Ukraine. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:23:05 +0200 Ukrainian Fencer Becomes World Champion http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3331 Kyiv, August 12, 2013. Ukrainian fencer Olha Kharlan won the gold medal in women’s sabre individual at the MOL World Fencing Championships, held in Budapest, Hungary. This is Kharlan’s first gold in the world championships. Kharlan finished her final match against Russian athlete Ekaterina Dyachenko with the result 15-12. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:48:13 +0200 Ukraine’s Daryna Zevina Wins Gold at First World Cup Meet http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3327 Kyiv, August 8, 2013. At the International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Cup Meet, in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Daryna Zevina won the Women’s 200m Backstroke with a time 2:02.04. Tying for the silver medal were teammates, Belinda Hocking and Emily Seebohme, of Australia who both finished with a time of 2:02.13. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 16:36:43 +0200 Russia, Ukraine, Korea Spearhead Deaflympics 2013 http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3315 Kyiv, August 6, 2013. Ukraine’s team placed 2nd in the medal count at the 22nd Deaflympic Games, held in Sofia, Bulgaria, on July 5 to August 4, 2013. Ukraine walked away with 88 medals, 21 gold, 30 silver, and 37 bronze. In total, 191 sportsmen and women competed on Ukraine’s Deaflympic team against the athletes from 66 other countries. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 09:40:00 +0200 Ukrainian Cadets Win World Sailing Championship http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3307 Kyiv, August 5, 2013. Ukrainian cadets Ihor Lvov and Vladyslav Yamenko took the first spot in the 2013 Cadet World Championship with 53 points. British team, consisting of Arran Holman and Lucie Offord, came second. Belarusian athletes Nastassia Kryutsova and Veranika Melnichdnak were third. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:49:54 +0200 Ukraine’s Denys Pavlyuk Wins Junior World Champion Title in Pentathlon http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3303 Kyiv, August 2, 2013. At the Junior Men’s World Championship for the pentathlon, July 25, 2013, in Szekesfehervar, Hungary, Denys Pavlyuk’s impressive performance helped him overcome the competition and take gold. Overall there were 36 competitors with 13 different countries represented. Pavlyuk’s winning time was 11:57.17 and, out of all of the competitors, he was the only one to break the 12 minute mark. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 15:38:21 +0200 Larysa Soloviova of Ukraine Sets Three World Records for Powerlifting http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3302 Kyiv, August 1, 2013. Larysa Soloviova stunned the competition as she set three powerlifting world records for middleweight women at the 2013 World Games in Cali, Colombia. Soloviova squatted 235kg, raising the world record by 5kg. Then, her bench press was a new world record of 166kg. While Soloviova attempted to raise her dead lift world record, it didn’t budge, and she tied it at 235kg. These three weights added together comprised her final score of 636kg and set Soloviova’s final world record for the total weight lifted by a middle weight woman. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 09:00:42 +0200 Ukrainian Roman Bondaruk Wins European Pistol Championship http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3298 Kyiv, August 1, 2013. On Tuesday, July 30, 2013, Roman Bondaruk won the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol competition at the European Championship for Rifles and Pistols in Osijek, Croatia. Bondaruk finished with a final score of 32, defeating Russia’s Alexei Klimov and Germany’s Christian Reitz, who took second and third respectively. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 14:13:28 +0200 Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina Wins Tennis Association Title http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3288 Kyiv, July, 30, 2013. On Sunday, July 28, 2013, 7th seed, Elina Svitolina, overcame the odds to win the Baku Cup in Azerbaijan. The win is her first Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) title. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 13:48:50 +0200 Ukraine’s Vasyl Lomachenko Signs with Top Rank http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3287 Kyiv, July 29, 2013. On Friday, July 26, 2013, Vasyl Lomanchenko began his career as a professional boxer by signing a multi-year contract with Top Rank. Lomachenko will make his professional debut on October 12, 2013 as a featherweight boxer. The match will be aired on HBO pay-per-view, PPV, but an opponent has not been chosen yet. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 15:06:41 +0200 Ukraine’s Kvasha and Prokopchuk Dive to Medal Stand at World Championship http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3286 Kyiv, July 29, 2013. At the 15th FINA World Championship, July 19-August 4, in Barcelona, Spain, Illya Kvasha placed 2nd in the Men’s 1m Springboard competition and Iuliia Prokopchuk placed 3rd in the Women’s 10m Platform competition. Based on the difficulty and execution of their dives, Kvasha’s final score was 434.30 while Prokopchuk finished with the score of 358.40. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:42:59 +0200 Ukraine’s Yuliya Yelistratova Wins Gold at Tartu Triathlon http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3271 Kyiv, July 23, 2013.Yuliya Yelistratova overcame 24 other competitors to take gold at the final European Sprint Triathlon of the year, in Estonia’s second largest city, Tartu. Demonstrating her hard work over the recent months, Yelistratova achieved her first European sprint victory since 2010. Yelistratova finished the race with a time of 01:02:40. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 14:41:01 +0200 Ukrainians Win European Pentathlon Event http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3261 Kyiv, July 18, 2013. Ukrainian athletes Victoria Tereshuk and Pavlo Tymoshchenko became the winners of the Senior European Modern Pentathlon Championships 2013 in mix two-member team relay. Their combined score was 5,846, surpassing that of Russian team of Donata Rimsaite and Aleksander Lesun by 10 points. Laura Asadauskaite and Justinas Kinderis from Lithuania became third in the regional competition. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 16:59:27 +0200 Ukrainian Bodybuilder Wins Junior IBFA Universe Title http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3253 Kyiv, July 17, 2013. Ukrainian bodybuilder Serhiy Karpa became the winner in the category of junior competitors (under 23) in the eighth IBFA Universe competition. The event took place in the Italian city of Sapri on July 7, 2013. Italian athlete Valerio Comunale became second in this category, while Polish Michael Kusyk was third. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 16:08:07 +0200 Ukrainian Football Referees Chosen for Europa League http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3234 Kyiv, July 11, 2013. Football Referees, Anatoliy Abdula and Yaroslav Kozyk, were appointed to judge the second leg matches in the first round of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Europa League. Today, Abdula, along with three assistants, will hold the match between Malmo and Drogheda United, two Irish teams. The game will be held in Sweden. Also today, Kozyk will be the head referee in the contest between Romanian Astra and Slovenian Domzale. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 16:33:55 +0200 Five Gold Medals for Ukraine at Summer Universiade http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3230 Kyiv, July 11, 2013. After Ukraine’s five more gold medals at the Summer Universiade Games in Kazan, Russia, their standing has significantly risen. Moving from 10th to 5th, Ukraine will be looking to enter the top three as the competition continues. Ukraine’s gold medals were achieved by Viktor Kuznetsov (triple jump), Hanna Titimets (400 meter hurdles), Olha Harlan (sabre), Dmytro Mytrofanov (75 kg boxing), and Oleksandr Gvozdyk (81 kg boxing). Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:57:24 +0200 Ukrainian Rowers Decorated in Medals at Summer Universiade in Kazan http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3219 Kyiv, July 9, 2013. After three days of competition at the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia, Ukrainian rowers walk away with one gold, four silver, and three bronze medals. Nataliia Dovgodko was the star of Ukraine’s team winning the women’s single sculls event with a time of 8:16.68. So far, Dovgodko is the only competitor to have won gold for Ukraine at the Kazan Games. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 11:11:54 +0200 Volodymyr Klitschko Reaches New Career Milestone http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3215 Kyiv, July 8, 2013. Ukraine’s Volodymyr Klitschko has risen to the 2nd place for the longest reign in heavy weight boxing history. Leaving the United States’ Larry Holmes in the dust, Klitschko’s reign is seven years, three months, and seventeen days, as of July 8. His current record is 60-3 with 51 knockouts. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:08:16 +0200 Ukraine’s Bohdan Bondarenko Sets Highest Clearance in the World http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3211 Kyiv, July 5, 2013. At Lausanne, Sweden, the eighth stage of the Diamond Race, Bohdan Bondarenko had an incredible performance in the high jump. Bounding over a height of 2.41 meters, Bondarenko’s clearance is the highest in the world since 1994 and the third best in history. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 16:57:27 +0200 Ukraine’s Bohdan Bondarenko Is Strong Contender to Win Diamond Race High Jump http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3194 Kyiv, July 2, 2013. Bohdan Bondarenko of Ukraine has performed strongly so far in the Diamond Race. As a high jumper, he placed 1st in six out of seven competitions. At the seventh stage of the Diamond Race, held in Birmingham, Great Britain, Bondarenko set a personal best and placed 1st, bounding over a height of 2.36 meters. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 13:16:09 +0200 Ukraine’s Alex Len Picked in First Round of NBA Draft http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3193 Kyiv, July 2, 2013. Born in Antratsyt, Ukraine, Alex Len was chosen fifth by the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Draft. As a rising junior at Maryland University, Len was the highest NBA draft pick for Maryland since Steve Francis in 1999. “Two years ago I had no idea I was going to be here at this point. But I worked hard, and the hard work paid off,” stated Len, according to The Washington Post. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 09:06:12 +0200 Ukrainian Stakhovsky Triumphs Over Federer at Wimbledon http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3188 Kyiv, June 27, 2013. Ukrainian tennis player, Sergiy Stakhovsky, stunned fans around the world as he overthrew the defending champion, Roger Federer, in the second round of the Wimbledon Tennis Championship. Being ranked 116th in the world, Stakhovsky beat the odds and 3rd ranked Federer through an impressive performance and masterful execution of the game. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:05:45 +0200 Ukraine Wins 6 Gold and 8 Silver Medals at 2013 Cadet Wrestling Championship http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3183 Kyiv, June 25, 2013. Ukrainian wrestlers made a strong stand at the 2013 Cadet Championship in Bar, Montenegro. The tournament includes three categories: men freestyle, men Greco-Roman, and women. The Ukrainian women’s team had an excellent performance, finishing second just behind Russia. Ukrainian men athletes also did well, receiving third place in freestyle and sixth in Greco-Roman wrestling. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:51:09 +0200 Ukrainian Divers Win Gold in Germany http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3157 Kyiv, June 19, 2013. Ukrainian diving duo Iulia Prokopchuk and Oleksandr Bondar won gold in the Arena European Diving Championships, held in Rostock, Germany. “The Ukrainians showed a very good performance and got for their excellent dives 413.00 points,” reads the official press release of the Championships. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 13:39:48 +0200 Ukrainian Iagupova - FIBA Europe Young Women’s Player of the Year 2012 http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3147 Kyiv, June 17, 2013. Ukrainian basketball player Alina Iagupova, 21, received the FIBA Europe Young Women’s Player of the Year 2012 trophy before her debut EuroBasket game in Vannes, France, informs eurobasketwomen2013.com. The voting of the fans and selected media determined the 2012 winner. Accepting the award, Iagupova admitted to being very proud to become the player of the year. The recognition would give her more confidence in the future, said the athlete. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:06:10 +0200 Ukraine’s Melnychenko Leads World Heptathlon Rating http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3134 Kyiv, June 11, 2013. Ukrainian athlete Hanna Melnychenko, 30, spearheads the 2013 season list after winning the IAAF Combined Events Challenge – TNT Express Meeting in Kladno, Czech Republic. On June 8-9, 2013, Melnychenko managed to score 6,416 points in heptathlon, securing herself the 40 points advantage over Canadian Brianne Theisen in the world rating. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 17:03:48 +0200 Roman Martynenko Becomes World Bench Press Champion http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3089 Kyiv, May 31, 2013. Ukrainian athlete Roman Martynenko has won gold medal for his bench press at the 24th World Benchpress Championships (Open & Sub-Junior/Junior) held in Kaunas, Lithuania. Moreover, Martynenko’s result become a world record in his class. Fri, 31 May 2013 14:51:26 +0200 Ukrainian Ecomobile Covers 457 KM on a Litre of Fuel http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3086 Kyiv, May 31, 2013. Ukrainian ecomobile KHADI-34 joined Shell’s eco-marathon in Rotterdam to cover 457 kilometers using only one liter of fuel, reports zaxid.net. The event in the Netherlands featured 200 student teams from across Europe that competed in energy-efficiency of their ecomobiles. Fri, 31 May 2013 12:14:48 +0200 Bike Path Connects Ukraine and Hungary http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3067 Kyiv, May 28, 2013. The first transborder bike path in Ukraine has been open in Vylok village in Zakarpattia region (western Ukraine). The path is now 3.15 kilometer long, reports ridna.ua. It connects Ukrainian village and Hungarian Tiszapéterfalva and is part of the future 7 kilometer bicycle road on the section Astei-Berehove and Vylok-Nevetlenfolu. Tue, 28 May 2013 16:49:15 +0200 Team Ukraine Wins 19 Medals at European Sambo Championships http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3051 Kyiv, May 22, 2013. Ukrainian sportsmen won 19 medals at the 2013 European Sport and Combat Sambo Championships in Crema, Italy (May 18-20). In the three day competition Ukrainians took three gold, seven silver, and nine bronze medals. 300 athletes from 29 countries participated in the competition. The championship featured competitions in three main categories – Men, Women, and Men Combat. Wed, 22 May 2013 15:14:29 +0200 Ukraine Unveils Logo And Slogan For U16 European Basketball Championship 2013 http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3026 Kyiv, May 18, 2013. Take off for the challenge - is the slogan for the upcoming U16 European Basketball Championships, which is scheduled to take place in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv on August 8-18, 2013. The slogan and the logo have been presented by the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Olexandr Vilkul, President of the Ukrainian Basketball Federation (FBU) Olexandr Volkov, and EuroBasket 2015 Tournament Director Markiyan Lubkivsky. Sat, 18 May 2013 12:04:00 +0200 Oleksandr Moiseenko Brings Another Chess Title to Ukraine http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=3025 Kyiv, May 17, 2013. Ukrainian grandmaster Oleksandr Moiseenko has won the title of the European Chess Champion among men at the competition in Legnica, Poland. 286 chess players from 38 countries participated in the European Individual Chess Championship 2013, taking place on May 4-17, 2013. A total of 21 chess players from Ukraine were enrolled in the competition. Fri, 17 May 2013 16:08:23 +0200 World’s Best Boxers: Mayweather Jr., Ward, Marquez, and Klitschko http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=2999 Kyiv, May 14, 2013. Following his recent win in a fight against Pianeta, Volodymyr Klitschko strengthened his positions in Pound for Pound rating by The Ring Magazine, jumping to number four on the list. Klitschko is the only heavyweight boxer in the top ten. American Floyd Mayweather Jr. - RING, WBC welterweight champion - is number one on the list. He is followed by Andre Ward and Juan Manuel Marquez. Tue, 14 May 2013 12:38:30 +0200 Ukrainian Gymnast Dominates International Competition in France http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=2995 Kyiv, May 13, 2013. Ukrainian Olympian Ganna Rizatdinova won the Véronique de Kristoffy Memorial – the sixth stage of Rhythmic Gymnastics FIG World Cup (Corbeil-Essones, France, May 11-12, 2013). 19-year-old Rizatdinova took two gold, two silver medals and one bronze medal. Melitina Staniouta of Belarus closed the competition with silver, while Russia’s Margarita Mamun finished with bronze. Mon, 13 May 2013 16:21:13 +0200 Pianeta Holds for 6 Rounds, Klitschko Wins Again http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=2975 Kyiv, May 7, 2013. The match between Ukrainian boxer Volodymyr Klitschko, 37, and Italian Francesco Pianeta, 28, ended in a technical knockout. Referee Ernie Sharif ended the bout after Pianeta’s fall. This is the 60th win for younger Klitschko. Volodymyr defended his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, and The Ring Heavyweight titles in the fight. Tue, 07 May 2013 14:14:17 +0200 Ukraine Runs Marathon for Boston http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=2948 Kyiv, April 25, 2013. Ukrainian capital hosts its fourth annual marathon on April 28, 2013. The event will pay tribute to the tragic events taking place at the 117th marathon in Boston on April 15, 2013. The explosions at the finish line took three lives and injured more than 200 people. To acknowledge the victims of the attack, each runner in the Kyiv race will receive a branded T-shirt reading “I Run for Boston.” Thu, 25 Apr 2013 17:16:31 +0200 Ukrainian Team Wins Three Medals At European Gymnastics Championship http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=2943 The Ukrainian national team in artistic gymnastics took three medals at the 5th European Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Individual Championships, held in Moscow from April 17 to 21, 2013. Gymnast Ihor Radivilov won gold in still rings; Oleh Stepko was the strongest in the parallel bars and the performance of an all-arounder Oleh Vernyayev was marked with the bronze. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 09:50:55 +0200 Ukrainian Boxer Defends WBO Title http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=2942 Kyiv, April 25, 2013. Ukrainian boxer Serhiy Fedchenko, 32, defended his WBO title of the European light welterweight champion in a fight against the Spanish boxer Karim El Ouazghari, 33. The match lasted for 12 rounds at the Lokomotiv Sports Palace in eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 09:13:13 +0200 Ukraine Boasts Two Winners in World Cadets and Juniors Fencing Championships http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=2925 Kyiv, April 19, 2013. Two Ukrainian athletes became world champions in saber fencing at the World Cadets and Juniors Fencing Championships in Poreč, Croatia, on April 6-14, 2013. Alina Komashchuk won gold individual junior saber fencing among women. Ukrainian Kostiantyn Voronov was first among cadet men saber fencers. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 08:33:33 +0200 Ukrainian Athletes Crop Five Medals at European Senior Weightlifting Championships http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=2915 Kyiv, April 16, 2013. Ukrainian athletes became the best weightlifters in the heaviest weight categories of 75k+ among women and 105k+ among men at the 2013 EWF European Senior Weightlifting Championships, which took place on April 6-15 in Tirana, Albania. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 16:25:24 +0200 Ukrainian Grandmaster Wins Chess Tournament in the Caribbean http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=2896 Kyiv, April 10, 2013. Ukrainian chess player Sergey Fedorchuk became the winner of international chess tournament, which took place on the Martinique island (part of the French Republic) in the eastern Caribbean Sea. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 16:57:45 +0200 European Weightlifting Championships Gold Goes to Ukraine http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=2892 Kyiv, April 10, 2013. Ukrainian athlete Yulia Paratova, 26, won gold medal in women double event - snatch and clean and jerk - in the weight category 53 kilograms at the 2013 EWF European Weightlifting Championships in Tirana, Albania. Paratova lifted a total of 194 kilograms (90 kilograms in snatch and 104 kilograms in clean and jerk. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 14:12:27 +0200 Draughts Team From Ukraine Sets World Record http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=2881 Kyiv, April 9, 2013. Ukrainian women draughts team has set a world record at the Second European Women Team Championship 2013 in Tallinn, Estonia. For the first time a national team (Olha Baltazhy and Viktoria Bielaya) has won in all three draughts events - classic, rapid, and blitz draughts at a European championship. Such result has never before been registered at both European and world championships, informed the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:14:29 +0200 Ukrainian Judokas Bring Home Three Medals http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=2838 Kyiv, April 1, 2013. Ukrainian judokas won gold, silver, and bronze medals at the Grand Prix Seniors held on March 30-31, 2013, in the Turkish city Samsun. Dmytro Luchyn, Vitaliy Dudchyk, and Heorhiy Zantaray became the winners of the competition. Mon, 01 Apr 2013 14:22:11 +0200 Ukrainian Becomes European Draughts Champion http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=2832 Kyiv, March 28, 2013. Ukrainian Daryna Tkachenko won the title of the European Champion in draughts. She participated in the Sixth European Blitz Championship Women, which took place on March 23-24, 2013, in Budapest, Hungary. Ukrainian draughts player Maria Motrichko became the runner-up in the competition with 15 points against Tkachenko’s 16. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:26:36 +0200 Ukraine Wins Three Medals in 2013 Diving World Series in Dubai http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=2818 Kyiv, March 25, 2013. Ukrainian team won two individual and one synchro events in the Fina/Midea Diving World Series 2013, which took place at the Hamdan Bin Mohammad Sports Complex in Dubai, Unite Arab Emirates, on March 21-23, 2013. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:36:31 +0200 Pavlo Oliinyk Wins European Wrestling Gold http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=2792 Kyiv, March 20, 2013. Ukrainian athlete Pavlo Oliinyk placed first in the men’s freestyle 96 kilogram category at the 2013 European Wrestling Championships, held in Tbilisi, Georgia. Oliinyk won all of his four bouts, taking down Polish Kamil Skaskiewicz in the final match. Bronze in the category was shared by Bulgarian Lyuben Borisov Iliev and Russian Vladislav Baytsaev. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:47:02 +0200 Ukrainian Athletes Shine at European Cup Winter Throwing http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=2779 Kyiv, March 18, 2013. Ukrainian junior women throwers showed the best team result in the final competition at the 13th European Cup Winter Throwing, held in Castellon, Spain, on March 16-17, 2013. Additionally, Ukrainian athlete Hanna Habina won gold in javelin throwing event among female athletes under 23. Ukrainian representatives also won four silver and two bronze medals during the event. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:32:09 +0200 Ukrainian Fencers Win Gold at World Cup http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=2778 Kyiv, Mach 18, 2013. Ukrainian fencer Olga Kharlan won the second individual gold this season, becoming the winner of the World Cup Fencing Championship, held on March 15-16 in Antalya (Turkey). Her individual effort helped the team get to the top and win gold medal at the competition. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:05:04 +0200 Ukraine Welcomes Spring With New Adventurous Sport http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=2754 Kyiv, March 12, 2013. This spring welcomed the first ever ski joring competition in Ukraine. Several teams competed at the snowy track, specially built in Hidropark – a recreational area located on one of the picturesque islands of the Dnipro River in Kyiv. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 21:19:40 +0200 Ukrainian Women’s Team Becomes World Chess Champions http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=2757 Kyiv, March 12, 2013. Team Ukraine triumphed at the FIDE Women World Chess Team Championship 2013 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Ukrainian chess players won over the Chinese team, who spearheaded the previous three women’s world tournaments: in 2007, 2009, and 2011. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:29:56 +0200 Ukrainian Runners Win Gold and Silver at Jerusalem Marathon http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=2755 Kyiv, March 12, 2013. Ukrainian athletes became gold and silver medal winners at the Jerusalem Marathon, which took place on March 1, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. The sports event featured about 13,000 participants from 53 countries, who competed in 11 age categories (ages 13 to 80). Jerusalem marathon included three events: marathon (42 km 195 m), half marathon (21 km 100 m), and 10 km run. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 11:05:30 +0200 Ukraine – First in the Medal Table of the European Archery Championships http://wnu-ukraine.com/news/sports/?id=2725 Kyiv, March 4, 2013. Ukrainian archers showed the best result on the medal table of the European Archery Indoor Championships Rzeszow 2013. Valentyn Kutsyy won gold in Recurve Junior Men category, fellow Ukrainian Valentyn Sobko took the fourth spot in the rating. Maryana Struk scored the highest ranking in the Recurve Junior Women competition. Ukrainian Veronika Marchenko became seventh in this category. All in all,Ukrainians won the most medals at the sports event in Rzeszow, Poland. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 15:16:23 +0200