Check mate: Linglong chess player awarded prize
On 11 October 2011, Hou Yifan, member of Linglong Tyre chess team was awarded “Non-olympic Athlete of the Year” at the 10th China Laurens Prize ceremony was held in Ningbo, Zhejiang province. The award was the second grand prize she won after a prizegiving by state television – “CCTV non-olympic athlete” – at the beginning of this year.
Shandong Linglong reports that it has been supporting developments of China chess for the past few years. Linglong’s tyre chess team made many achievements in important matches at home and abroad, among whom Hou Yifan became the youngest woman chess champion in the world.