Ukraine has named a strong team for the European Athletics Team Championships in Silesia from 20-25 including reigning European champions Yaroslava Mahuchikh and Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk.
The European Athletics Team Championships forms part of the European Games programme and all three divisions of the competition will be held under one roof for the first time in event history.
Ukraine were relegated to Division 2 after withdrawing from the 2021 European Athletics Team Championships due to coronavirus concerns but they will be the resounding favourites to secure promotion back into the top flight of the biennial competition.
Unbeaten this season, Mahuchikh is predicted to win maximum points in the high jump while European triple jump champion Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk will contest both the long jump and triple jump in Silesia.
European 400m hurdles silver medallist Viktoriya Tkachuk has been given the nod in her specialist event and she will join forces with European 400m hurdles bronze medallist Anna Ryzhykova in the inaugural staging of the mixed 4x400m relay.
Ukraine will also be strong in the men’s throwing events with Artur Felfner (javelin), Roman Kokoshko (shot put) and Mykhaylo Kokhan (hammer) named on the team.
Division 2 of the European Athletics Team Championships occupies the three evening sessions between 20-22 June. The full timetable can be found here.
All three divisions of the European Athletics Team Championships will be streamed live through the European Athletics website.
The full Ukrainian team can be found here.