B. Mungunzul wins gold medal at World Chess OlympiadSports
Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. The 44th World Chess Olympiad was
held in Chennai, India from July 28 to August 9, in which Mongolian chess
players showed outstanding results.
In specific, a 17-year-old B. Mungunzul, chess player of the Khangarid sports club of Orkhon aimag, achieved a record in the chess sports history of Mongolia by winning a gold medal at the World Chess Olympiad.
Also, international master T. Munkhzul was awarded the prestigious title of international grandmaster among women while B.Nyamdavaa was granted a title of international judge.
In the 44th World Chess Olympiad, men’s team of Mongolia took 35th place out of 188 countries, with 6 wins, 2 draws, and 3 losses. In women’s category, national women’s team won 15th out of 162 countries, with 7 wins, 2 draws, and 2 losses.
N. Gaprindashvili Trophy, created by FIDE in 1997, is given to the teams with the best combined performance in the Open and Women’s tournaments according to the sum of their positions in both results tables. According to the sum of men’s and women’s team results, the Mongolian Chess Federation ranked 24th in the world.