One of the sisters Muzychuk refused to go to Iran at the world Cup in 2017 because of the hijab

Ukrainian chess player and former world champion Mariya Muzychuk refused to travel to the world Cup in Iran, which will take place in February 2017, due to the requirement to wear the hijab.

«Our next tournament with Anna – Gibraltar-Open. We go every year the last few years. As for the world Cup 2017 in Iran, I decided to refuse to participate, because it is clear that Iran is not suitable country for such a prestigious competition. And it is wrong that those players who refuse to go to Iran and wear the hijab, just never lose the right to play in the world championship,» she said in an interview Сensor.net.ua.

At the same time, Mary’s sister — Anna Muzychuk, who at the end of 2016 became the champion of the world rapid and blitz championship in Doha (Qatar), decided to go to Tehran.

«Yes, Anya signed the contract. We talked to her about it, but for it to become a world champion – the dream of a lifetime,» added Maria.




One of the sisters Muzychuk refused to go to Iran at the world Cup in 2017 because of the hijab 09.01.2017

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