The Closing Ceremony Of The Championship

The awarding ceremony of the World Championship took place in Anemon Hotel in Antakya on 24th of December. The same day the new world Champion was determined on the tie-break match between two Chinese players Hou Yifan and Ruan Lufei. Being 16, Chinese prodigy became the youngest World Champion after Maya Chiburdanidze who won her title at the age of seventeen. The achievement of Georgian legend stayed for 32 years until today.

Many principals and guests came to the closing ceremony to praise the new Queen of the Chess World. Among the visitors were FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President of TCF Ali Nihat Yazici, the governor of Hatay M.Celalettin Lekesiz, the mayor of Antakya Lutfu Savas and other officials. As at the opening ceremony the organisers provided the audience with an original music show. The winners were awarded with the cups, medals, flowers and prize-money.

Source: Official website

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