Dimitar Iliev, Minister of Sports of Bulgaria, congratulated Nurgyul Salimova for winning second place in the World Chess Games in Baku, Azerbaijan on August 21, 2023. The 20-year-old young, highly talented Bulgarian secured second place in the competition with 1.5:2.5 points. It was the most significant success in her career so far.
Minister Iliev congratulated Salimova and said, “I believe that with talented young competitors like you, Bulgarian chess will again be at the world’s top. For exceptional successes in raising Bulgaria’s prestige, the Minister of Youth and Sports will distinguish our great athletes with financial incentives”.
Sports Minister Dimitar Iliev announced that the Bulgarian Ministry of Sports will reward the athletes with cash prizes to help them in their careers and upcoming competitions.
“The success of the Chess World Cup united all Bulgaria. This is exactly the main role of sport. I sincerely believe that with talented young competitors like you, Bulgarian chess will again be at the top soon”. With these words, Minister of Youth and Sports Dimitar Iliev addressed Nurgul Salimova in a congratulatory address.
The Bulgarian Ministry of Sports extended its sincerest congratulations to the Bulgarian, who reached the final of the World Chess Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan. He secured second place in the competition. Aleksandra Goryachkina, the 24-year-old Russian chess player, ranked first and won the competition.
Iliev notes that Salimova caught all Bulgarians’ eyes in just a few days and motivated thousands of children to start playing chess. This achievement is exceptional, and the Minister of Youth and Sports is committed to keeping it dead.
To raise the prestige of Bulgaria, Dimitar Iliev will honour and give a cash award to Nurgul Salimova, as well as for similar achievements of our other athletes in the future.