The first Icelandic Championship Tournament in Kata was held this weekend. Kristján Helgi Carrasco won the title in the men’s category and Aðalheiður Rósa Harðardóttir won the title in the women’s category, mbl.is reports. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />
Three-fold winner Guðmundur E. Stephensen from the team Víkingur (“Viking”) in the Icelandic Table-Tennis Championships last Saturday made this his 19th consecutive win. He won the singles tournament, the doubles tournament and the mixed doubles. Eva Jósteinsdóttir, also from Víkingur, won the mixed doubles, along with Guðmundur, and the doubles tournament along with Lilja Rós Jóhannesdóttir, ruv.is reports.
Finnbogi Fannar Jónasson Kjeld won the Icelandic Championship Tournament of Baristas for the year 2012. He used coffee from Kenya for the winning coffee combination. Finnbogi Fannar started working for the coffee shop Kaffitár one year ago and this was the first time that he participated in the competition, mbl.is and Morgunblaðið report.
Last Saturday was also an important day in the history of female chess players in Iceland, when they were visited by Hou Yifan who became the youngest female World Champion in chess in 2009 at the age of fifteen. A simultaneous chess game demonstration with Hou Yifan was held at the Maritime Museum Víkin in honour of her visit, which marked the first ever official Girl-Chess Day, Morgunblaðið reports.
Icelandic athletes also achieved great results abroad over the weekend.
Football player for Swansea, Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson, scored both goals in his team’s victory of Wigan 2:0 in the English Premier League on Saturday and he was elected the best player of the game by British TV-network Sky, mbl.is and visir.is report.
Out of the sixteen Icelandic participants in the Arnold Sports Festival, nine made it to the top ten finals and five won awards. Dagbjört Guðbrandsdóttir was the winner of her category, the F-category in model fitness, ruv.is reports.
Kári Steinn Karlsson, marathon runner from the team Breiðablik, came in third in a marathon which was held in Treviso, Italy yesterday, Morgunblaðið reports.