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Gold for Alisa in China! Print E-mail
September 11, 2009
The American women's team Clockwise from bottom: Alisa Melekhina, Rusudan Goletiani, Irina Krush, Tatev Abrahamyan and Anna Zatonskih, Photo courtesy Irina Krush 
The U.S. Women finished in 8th at the World Women's Team Championship (Sept 2-11, Ningbo, China.) China A won gold medals, Russia earned silver and Ukraine got bronze. See full team results with board results and performance ratings here.

The highlight of the event for the USA was 18-year-old Alisa Melekhina, who won an individual gold medal for her 4/6 score on board four! Alisa, who hails from Philadelphia, is a sophomore in college and is also looking forward to participating in the 2009 U.S. Women's Championship next month.

Alisa Melekhina's Games:

Photo Gallery

On a free day, L to R: Rusudan Goletiani, Anna Zatonskih, Tatev Abrahamyan and Alisa Melekhina, Photo courtesy Anna Zatonskih

GMs Hou Yifan and Zhao Xue, Photo courtesy Irina Krush

Michael and Lily Khodarkovsky and Greg Kaidanov, Photo courtesy Irina Krush

The winning Chinese women's team

Tatev Abrahamyan and Rusudan Goletiani, Photo courtesy Irina Krush

All five members of the American women's team in China will be participating in the 2009 U.S. Women's Championship in Saint Louis from October 3-13. Find out more about how you can get involved here.