Russian woman defended her world drafts champion title after flag scandal

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Russian Tamara Tansykkuzhina defended the title of world champion in 100-cell drafts, beating Natalia Sadovskaya from Poland. The final nine-round match took place in Warsaw.

Before the final round, the Russian woman was four points behind her opponent, but the athlete from the Russian Federation managed not only to level the score, but also to win.

According to coach Yuri Chertok, Tansykkuzhina received € 12,000 in prize money for the victory.

“For example, when we held tournaments in Bashkiria 10-15 years ago, the prize money was 30 thousand,” he said.

Note that the match for the world crown in checkers was marked by a small scandal, when, during the fourth round of the confrontation, one of the organizers peeled off the Russian tricolor from the side of the table and removed the flag from the table. This decision was allegedly dictated by the sanctions of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), but then the organization indicated that they did not ask to remove the Russian tricolor.