The Capital’s Athlete with Hearing Impairment Has Won a Bronze Medal at the European Chess Championship – The Department of Culture and Sports of Nur-Sultan city

The Capital’s Athlete with Hearing Impairment Has Won a Bronze Medal at the European Chess Championship

22.07.2019

The European Chess Championship among athletes with hearing impairment was completed in the Ukrainian city of Lviv; the competitions have been held during the period from July 15 to 21. About 200 representatives from 20 countries arrived to participate in the European Championship: Belarus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, England, Germany, Holland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Romania, Portugal, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland. As it was noted by the organizers, this championship had become the largest one in history in the number of participating teams. The competitions were qualifying and affected the world ranking.

An athlete of the capital’s sports school for people with disabilities Aliya Muratova has won the bronze medal. Aliya Muratova is the Candidate Master of Sports in chess, the silver medalist of the Championship of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2019; over 4-5 years she has been winning medals at national competitions for many times, this is her first achievement at an international tournament. The Winter Deaflympics, which will be held during December 12 to 21 in Italy, will become the next stage for the athlete. Its program has included chess for the first time.