V. Motrichko double gold in Israel
The Rapid and Blitz European Championships ended in Netanya (Israel)
Blitz Open: 1. Alexander Shvartsman (Russia), 2. Y. Anikeev (Ukraine), 3. I. Kirzner (Ukraine)
Blitz – Women: 1. Viktoriya Motrichko (Ukraine) 2. O. Fedorovich (Belarus) 3. T. Fedorova (Russia)
Rapid – Open: 1. Ainur Shaibakov (Russia), 2. M. Amrillaev (Russia), 3. Y. Anikeev (Ukraine)
Rapid – Women: 1. Viktoriya Motrichko (Ukraine) 2. E. Cesnokova (Latvia), 3. M. Nogovitsyna (Russia)
Motrichko is a first woman who made such a double – gold in rapid and blitz in one year. Before her, only Shvartsman did it (2013, 2015).