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China makes double-gold history at chess olympiad

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Added On October 7, 2018

China has won first place in both the Open and Women's categories in the 43rd Chess Olympiad, held in Batumi, Georgia.
Friday's result marked the tournament's first double-gold history in 32 years.
 
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According to the World Chess Federation, China, the USA and Russia shared first place with 18 points each -- China then went on to win the gold in a tie-break. Meanwhile, the USA pocketed silver, and Russia took the bronze.
 
In the women’s category, China tied with Russia and managed 18 points, bringing it level with Ukraine. Again, China won the gold through a tie-break. And host country, Georgia, claimed the bronze medal.
 
China first attended the Chess Olympiad in 1978. China won their first Open section gold in 2014, breaking the title monopoly of the tournament by teams from Europe and the Americas.