- Compatriot Lucy Wanjiru also attained a WCM title after stunning her higher rated opponent in a well-played rook ending as the Kenyan side returned with two individual times.
- Her exploits saw her win a 42-inch digital television courtesy of StarTimes as well as Sh100,000 and a trophy. And the accolades left the third-year Actuarial Science major quite surprised.
University student Sasha Mongeli is the StarTimes/SJAK sports personality of the month for October 2018.
Mongeli beat Equity Hawks player Belinda Okoth, tennis sensation Angela Okuyoti and Abraham Kiptum for the accolade.
The 21-year-old student at Technical University of Kenya attained the higher Women Fide Master (WFM) title during the World Chess Olympiad held in Batumi, Georgia between September 28- October 6.
It was her debut at the biennial event and she achieved the feat with two rounds to spare.
Her score of eight wins out of nine games was one of the best in the Olympiads and the highest percentage score by a Kenyan in the Olympiad’s history.
She had previously gained a Women Candidate Master (WCM) title during the 15-day event before upgrading to the WFM