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Fathima Mohamed Grabs Gold Medal for Kenya

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Fathima Mohideen Mohamed of Kenya stunned her Egyptian hosts last week when she grabbed a gold medal at the just concluded 2017 African Youth Chess Championship.

Fathima Mohamed receives her prize.
Fathima Mohamed receives her prize.

The event which ran from 3rd to 9th December 2017 in Giza, Cairo attracted a total of 145 players from Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda and Zambia.

Section of the playing hall. (Menal Gosrani)
Section of the playing hall. Photo credit (Menal Gosrani)

Fathima a grade 6 student of Shree Cutchi Leva Patel Samaj School in Nairobi scored a perfect 7/7 in the U12 Section that included a number of strong Egyptian players.  She won the prestigious WFM title for her efforts.

Fathima Mohamed posing with her glittering trophy.
Fathima Mohamed posing with her glittering trophy.

We have enclosed Fathima’s game against WCM Manel Nassr of Algeria who was the top seeded player.

Team Kenya Boys U12 players from left Sanjay Ramesh and CM Reeyan Gosrani (photo credit Menal Gosrani).
Team Kenya Boys U12 players from left Sanjay Ramesh and CM Reeyan Gosrani (photo credit Menal Gosrani).

Team Kenya had the following players;

WCM Janki Nipul Shah – Girls U8

WCM Devashri Shah – Girls U10

Fathima Mohideen Mohamed – Girls U12

Darsh Rakesh Shah – Boys U8

Drish Rakesh Shah – Boys U8

CM Reeyan Gosrani – Boys U10

Sanjay Ramesh – Boys U10

Vyom Kunal Shah – Boys U10

Abinesh Lakshwin Sudalaimuthu – Boys U10

Anish Sukumar Sudalaimuthu – Boys U12

Medal standing.
Medal standing.

Head of Delegation was Gilbert Wandera and the Head Coach was Shem Vilembwa.

No story on Egypt can be complete without a photo of the famous pyramids!

Pyramids of Egypt (photo credit Menal Gosrani).
Pyramids of Egypt (photo credit Menal Gosrani).

 

 

 

 

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