SPORT IN UKRAINE
Most everyone in our school likes sports. Our classmates are all attended in different sports. Somebody does swimming, skating, cycling; somebody does judo, gymnastics or athletics, others play football, basketball and volleyball.
Almost every boy likes playing football.This year we have organized a football cup between 9th , 10th and 11th graders. Our class also has a team, which includes best players of us and we'll try to win this tuournament.
On of the most popular footballers in Ukraine is Anatoliy Tymoshchuk:
The current St. Petersburg midfielder Anatoliy Tymoshchuk Zenit for his football career had time to play in the championship of Ukraine, Russia and Germany. And not just play and be a winner of national championships in these countries.
In addition, Tymoshchuk won the Champions League and the UEFA Cup. Tymoshchuk began his professional career with his local Volyn Lutsk. He moved to play for Ukrainian giants, Shakhtar Donetsk, whom he captained and with whom he won the Ukrainian Premier League, Ukrainian Cup, and Ukrainian Super Cup titles. In 2008, Tymoshchuk won the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Super Cup as the captain of Zenit . He also won Russian Premier League and Russian Super Cup. With Bayern, Tymoshchuk has already won the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, and the DFB-Super Cup. In 2013 Tymoschuk returned to Zenit to finish his career in the club. Tymoshchuk won the UEFA Champions League in 2013 and he is also a UEFA Champions League runner-up in 2010 and 2012, all with Bayern.
Also lots of Ukrainian people prefer boxing comparatively other kinds of sports. Our country has two great boxers Vitaliy and Vladimir Klitchko. Now Vitaliy is a politician but Vladimir continues his boxing career . For example last Saturday, 15 of November Vladimir had a boxing match with Bulgarian boxer Kubrat Pulev. Our champion won this match with knockout in 5 round. So Ukrainian people like sport and support our athletes on international competetions and we hope our athlete will continue delight with new achievements and victories.
One of our favorite kinds of sport is an artistic gymnastics. This sport is only for girls. It requires a lot of strength and courage. Gymnasts always train very hard to get the result. Girls must be very flexible. To become flexible it's necessary to overcome pain. Not everyone is capable of it. I think that gymnastics is one of the most popular sport among girls in Ukraine. Artistic gymnastics is an Olympic sport. There perform a gymnast or a team of five girls. They can perform with objects like balls, jump ropes, clubs, hoops and ribbons.
We are all proud of our boxers and football players, but Ukraine has many other famous athletes. A lot of swimmers, chessplayers, dancers, gymnasts, biathletes, tennis players and fighters protect the honor of our country!