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Russian Women Win Gold at World Chess Olympiad

12. September 2012 by Dasha 0 Comments

Russian women have once again claimed gold at the World Chess Olympiad. Team members Tatyana Kosintseva, Valentina Gunina, Nadezhda Kosintseva and Alexandra Kostenyuk repeated their 2010 triumph by defeating Kazakhstan 4-0 in the final day of the event.

“We are proud, but indeed there is a big difference between these 2010 and 2012 Olympiads,” Gunina said after the tournament. “In Khanty-Mansiysk we won 11 games in a row – and there was nothing to be sorry about. This time we had hard times but we managed to do well. I am proud of what we have done.”

The ladies take home the Vera Menchik cup, which was named after the first women’s world chess champion.

Though Team Russia won gold, Team Ukraine also fared well, with members placing third after China.

The 40th Chess Olympiad took place in Istanbul, Turkey August 27 to September 10. The Chess Olympiad is held every two years and heads to Tromsø, Norway in 2014.


Source: RT.com

Photo: World Chess Olympiad