The youngest and the first world chess champion in the Sverdlovsk region – Leya Garifullina became the master of sports of Russia. A year ago, she has won the world championship among young boys at the time she was 15 years old.

the Girl was awarded a diploma of the Governor of Sverdlovsk region at the end of July, noting her coach Andrei Shariyazdanov, head Grand master of the center named after Anatoly Karpov, a multiple world champion. The holders of such titles in the field each year, 300 athletes, noted in the regional Ministry of physical culture and sports.

Now Leia is a student at the College of the Ural state economic University. In addition to her studying here and other talented players – 14-time champion of the Urals Federal district and two-time champion of the championship of Russia on Russian draughts Matthew Nedbaylo, international grandmaster Damir Risaev.

by the Way, in 2017 the University has a chess and draughts club, there appeared the first in the region, the Department of chess and computer mathematics for the training of future teachers of athletes.