"Last year, I won the title of the World Cup in this city. It is a very proud feeling to become the World Champion for the 2nd time in a row."
Govhar Beydullayeva, who is the World Champion in the rapid chess among under-20 chess players on the Italian island of Sardinia, told Idman.biz.
She was happy for proving herself in the race where she was the rating favorite: "Like last year, I was one of the rating favorites. My opponents were also very strong. Let's not look at it, I became a champion by doing my job. We are returning to our country with a gold medal at the World Blitz Chess Championship. We are happy that we are returning to our country with 2 gold medals from the World Championship, as it was 1 year ago.
It should be noted that Beydullayeva scored 9 points from 11 games and won a gold medal in rapid chess. She won a bronze medal in blitz. Govhar, who scored 7.5 points, is 1 point behind the leader.