In the final competitions of the XVI Summer Universiade of Ukraine in Bullseye shooting, three students of Lviv Polytechnic won gold, silver and two bronze awards and, gaining 197 points, brought the University to first place in the third group of higher education institutions.
Competing as the members of the Lviv region team, Polytechnic snipers also contributed to the team’s overall victory: Lviv region took first place among 10 participating regions, gaining 1118 points. Lvivites is almost twice ahead of the silver medalists of the competition – the Vinnytsia region team with 673 points. The bronze prize-winner was the Chernihiv region team with 200 points.
Students Violeta Bas (1st place in PP-3, 3rd place in PP-mixed), Roman Pleskun (2nd place in PP-3) and Yuliia Cherniavska (4th place PP-mixed) competed in air pistol shooting as a member of the Lviv Polytechnic team.
– Bullseye shooting competitions at the Universiade of Ukraine became the first serious sports for student since 2013 – when the previous Universiade of Ukraine in Bullseye shooting took place. It is symbolic that Lvivites have been practicing their shooting skills all these years and have confidently won both competitions then and now. It is important to note that we have the potential for further growth, as 5 higher education institutions, including Lviv Polytechnic, cultivate Bullseye shooting and help their students to participate in the national competitions, said the Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Head of the Lviv Regional Branch Committee in Physical Education and Sports, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Associate Professor at the Department of Electronic Computing Machines, the Institute of Computer Technologies, Automation and Metrology, Anatolii Ihnatovych.
The XVI Universiade of Ukraine took place at the Summer Sports Base of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine on June 4–8. About 50 students from Vinnytsia, Rivne, Poltava, Chernihiv, Kherson, Khmelnytskyi, Chernivtsi, Sumy regions and the city of Kyiv together with the host team competed for the title of the most accurate sniper. Athletes competed in air rifle shots (pistol and rifle) at a distance of 10 meters in PP-3, GP-6, team and mixed competitions.
The sports event was organized by the Lviv Regional Branch Committee for Physical Education and Sports, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Sports Student Union of Ukraine.