Ukrainian Teams go to FIMBA World Games Orlando'2015

To present Ukraine on World Games in Orlando  in 60+ age category there will be the team AMICO - BIGGAME 60+, consisted  mainly from the players of Nikolayev Maxi basketball Club “AMIGO” and Basketball Club “Dnyprobasket” from Dnypropetrovsk.

Eternal rivals, playing against  each other on championships of Ukraine, different international  tournaments, the players of "AMICO" and "BIGGAME" on the World and Europe cups have united to create a strong squad. More than 10 years they competed very successfully  - bronze medals on European Games (EG) in Athens’2002 and Kaunas-2012; also  silver medals on EG in Kaunas-2012 in other age category; gold medals on EG  in Ostrava-2014  and gold medals on World Games (WG) in Thessaloniki - 2013. All these people with different looks to life, different professions  are united by His Majesty BASKETBALL.

Also every player and all fans of Ukrainian F30+ team from “Ladies’ Legion” Maxibasketball Club dream of winning Champion’s gold in Orlando'2015. 

In this team’s line-up there are candidates for the Master of Sports, Masters of Sports, Masters of Sports of International category, Honored Master of Sports. Up to 50 players visit club for training. Teams of veterans from 30+ to 50+ were formed. Having won some prestigious Ukrainian and international tournaments the LL-40+ team in 2012 took part in the European championship in Kaunas. The debut can be considered successful – the 4th place. The World Championship Thessaloniki-2013 ended with triumph – LL35+ became champions!

In 2014 Club invited Elena Zhukova from Nikolayev MBC "AMICO" to line-up of LL35+ team. This team won silver medals in European Championship Ostrava-2014. More senior LL45+ team also won the silver medals. Top scorers of Club’s teams showed magnificent results: in LL35+ - I.Tsekova – 97 points, E.Vergun – 76 and I.Pivovarova – 53; in LL45+- Makovkina – 84 points, T.Movchan – 77 and E.Sapchuk– 75. It was an indicator of powerful potential of the teams. In April 2015 Elena Zhukova and her teammates in the line-up of LL30+ team won gold medals at FIMBA World League Zadar-2015 Tournament. Having won all games the team became the champion. Elena Teteruk showed grand master game - 104 points! 

Really not less ambitions have other Ukrainian teams. Especially full of real stars are the M59+ team based on MB Clubs from Krivoy Rog, Kyiv and Mukachevo, among these players there is one of most famous star of Soviet and NBA basketball - Alexander Volkov

Federation of Ukrainian Maxibasketball Associations and Clubs (FIMBA Ukraine)

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