I. Horbachevsky Ternopil National Medical University
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Student Universiade

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On January 31 – February 2, 2020, Junior Chess Championship was held. 28 chess players participate in this intellectual game, 21 of them have reached the finish line. The competition was held at the Avangard Chess and Checkers Club.

The tournament was successfully attended by a student of TNMU Faculty of Dentistry Mykhailo Yakymchuk, who fulfilled the norm of the first category. Also, Yurii Kovenko (fifth-year student of the Faculty of Dentistry) and Nazar Netsiuk (second-year student of the Faculty of Medicine) participated in the Championship. They have gained valuable experience and inspiration for future victories. Our team has started preparing for regional student sports games.

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Maxim Levitsky, a first-year student of I.Horbachevsky Ternopil National Medical University took part in the Ukrainian Kickboxing Championship among students. The competition took place in Kharkiv on September 25-30, 2019.

Our student has won the 1st prize in the weight class up to 69 kg, fulfilled the standard of the master of sports of Ukraine and joined the student team of Ukraine with further participation in the World Student Games. This result contributes to enhancing the overall prestige of Ternopil National Medical University among the student community, promotes a healthy lifestyle and sports, and encourages the development of athletic skills of the young generation.

In total, more than 400 athletes participated in the competition. The Ternopil region was represented by 16 sportsmen. The TNMU Kickboxing team has existed for 25 years (since 1994). More than 30 TNMU students are involved in this sport today.


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The men’s volleyball team of Ternopil State Medical University on March 26-28, 2018took part in the II Open Ternopil University Games. The competition was organized by the Department for Family, Youth Policy and Sports of Ternopil City Council and the Ternopil Regional Committee on Physical Education and Sport of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. Six teams competed in the volleyball tournament: TNPU -1, TNPU-2, TNEU -1, TNEU-2, TSMU,  and TNTU.

In the group tournament, our volleyball team played against TNEU-1 and TNPU-1. Our team bested TNEU, however they lost to TNPU, taking second group place. As a result, TSMU competed for the third place with the team TNPU-2, which placed 2nd in their group. The third place game was intense tense. Students of Ternopil State Medical University won 2 – 1.

Their coach Oleksandr Belousko said:  “The players had followed the instructions and advise I gave them during the break, and as a result they reversed the course of the game and won the second party, and then the decisive third. Their overall third place was well deserved. Other teams coaches shared with me that this year our team has become a real discovery and worthy competitor among other universities of our region. The winner of this year’s competition was the TNPU-1 team, which bested their perennial rivals TNEU in a spectacular match. I want to once again thank the players of our team for the determination and courage they have demonstrated in the arena and for believing in themselves first and foremost”.

TSMU team players which competed in the University Games are Serhii Petrushenko, Oleksandr Kosovskyi, Oleksandr Strybulevych, Andrii Stakhiv, Ivan Oskoskalo, Mykhailo Havryliuk (Faculty of Medicine), Makar Horschar (Faculty of Dentistry), Volodymyr Lysak (Institute of Nursing), Hamid Omar Abdulrab and Eduard Svamberk (International Students’ Faculty). Ihor Varanytsia was the team captain.

The team withes to thank the university administration for their support, and also to the women’s volleyball team, who come to cheer all matches of the men’s team, and who took the third place in their University Games tournament.

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II Open University Games of the city of Ternopil organized by the Department for Family, Youth and Sports of Ternopil City Council and Ternopil Regional Branch of the Committee on Physical Education and Sport of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine started on March 6, 2018. Ternopil State Medical University teams take part in basketball, football, volleyball, table tennis, basketball (3 by 3), chess, swimming, and arm wrestling competitions.

Our chess team was the first to test their mettle. TSMU, TNPU TNEU-1 and TNEU-2 teams competed in a team and personal championship. Students from Ternopil State Medical University took the I place, leaving behind traditionally strong TNEU-1 and TNEU-2. Our team includes Mykhailo Yakymchuk, Yurii Kovenko (Faculty of Dentistry), Uliana Soltys, Natalia Boiko, Oleksandr Ivaniuk (Faculty of Medicine) and Dekri Mindo (International Students’ Faculty).

Mykhailo Yakymchuk took the first place on the first board, Dekri Mindo and Yurii Kovenko the first place on the second board, and Uliana Soltys was the second on the first board. Altogether, TSMU team scored 12 points. The tournament took place in the chess club of Ternopil National Economic University.

Ternopil Medical University team is coached by Assistant Professor of the Department of Physical Rehabilitation, Human Health and Physical Education Liubov Novakova.