It`s time to tell our readers about most important and traditional kinds of sports in Ukraine.Also we will speak about most valuable achievements of domestic sports and most prominent personalities.Ukrainians are historically very belligerent and therefore athletic nation.
Among them we can distinguish Cossack combined games, battle gopak (dance).
Nowadays they became mostly a part of ethnofestivals an fairs.
Also the national team of Ukraine in these kinds of sports holds demonstrations at some world championships of martial arts.
So Ukrainians are traditionally strong in wrestling and other martial arts.
We have prominent historical example of Ivan Poddubniy who was never defeated in his 40-years long professional record of wrestler.
Let`s talk about the most popular and famous sport in Ukraine as we have of what to be proud of in football despite rather bad than good results.
Real heyday for Ukrainian football was in times of Soviet Union when national team of USSR was one of the top-teams in the world and won a lot of trophies.
It was time of victorious play of Dynamo Kiev and their legendary trainer, Valeri Lobanovski.
Also that team was memorable by such famous football players like Oleg Blohin (who was also the trainer of national team Ukraine in 2003-20-2012) and Ihor Belanov. The first years of independance Ukrainian football.
Adaptation was very long-termed but in the beginning of 21-s century Dynamo Kiev regained the former conditions and began to show nice quality of play.
In this time were famous Andrei Shevchenko, Serghei Rebrov, Oleg Luzhny, Anatoly Tymoschuk and many other players of Ukrainian team.