12-year-old to participate in Istanbul Chess Olympiad
LAHORE: Mehak Gul, 12, will leave for Istanbul this Monday as part of the 10-member team which will represent Pakistan in the World Chess Olympiad.
Gul will be the youngest participant to represent Pakistan in the tournament.
Gul- who has been playing chess since the age of six- recently came in the limelight after securing positions in chess championships at provincial and national levels. A student of the Lahore Garrison School in Township, Gul won school chess championship back in 2010 after which she participated in the Punjab Chess Championship in June this year. She came third in the competition.
Her father and her coach, Mohammad Zahid said he was proud of her daughter’s talent.
“Her performance in all the tournaments has been beyond my expectations,” he said while talking to The Express Tribune.