Al-Qadhi Wins Gold in Chess Olympiad [Archives:1998/43/Sports]

October 26 1998

The Yemeni chess player Hamid Al-Qadhi won a gold medal at the 33rd International Chess Olympiad held last week in Russia. This is the first time Yemen has won a gold medal in this Olympiad. Al-Qadhi was able to defeat strong players from France, Germany Poland, Uzbekistan, Angola, and Finland. 
In addition to Al-Qadhi, three other Arab players were able to win gold: Mohammed Al-Modhaihiki from Qatar and Iman Al-Rifa’i from Iraq. Alia Hassan of the UAE won a bronze medal.