Liubov Basova Named ‘Athlete of the Month’ in November
02 December 2016 Share
Liubov Basova Named ‘Athlete of the Month’ in November

Ukraine’s National Olympic Committee experts name track cyclist Liubov Basova as nation’s ‘Athlete of the Month’ in November 2016. Her personal coach Sergiy Bazin will receive the honours as ‘Coach of the Month.

Liubov Basova, fifth placer in keirin final at the 2016 Rio Games, won three medals at two UCI World Cup events in November. She started with silver medals in keirin and individual sprint at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow, adding gold medal in keirin a week later at Omnisport at Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

Previously, Liubov Basova, nee Shulika, also won gold medal in keirin at the European championships in October 2016 in in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France.

Mrs Basova will receive her second 'Athlete of the Month in Ukraine' award after winning 'Athlete of January' in 2011.