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Monday, January 6, 2014

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen at Sports Gala: I will Continue to be One Step ahead of Others

Posted by World Chess Championship 2013 News Blog Monday, January 6, 2014
World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen continues to overwhelm Norway (and the world) with his wow factor. The World Chess Champion - even though not eligible to win the Athlete of the Year Award - at Norway's annual Sports Gala (Idrettsgallaen) on Saturday night - won in every category he was nominated for. 

Carlsen won for
Name of the Year 
- Open Class 
- Top sporting personalities (peer-nominated) shared with Norway Golf Queen Suzann Pettersen.


World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen quotes:There are some who’ve complained that I haven’t prepared a speech. No, I haven’t prepared a third speech. That’s what I can say. Now I’ve already thanked those who should be thanked.”- In his earlier speeches, Carlsen paid tribute to his family, the jury, and co-winner Pettersen. - “I will continue to be one step ahead of all the others. I don’t want to be a world champion who doesn’t care so much about tournaments, but just sits and clutches onto the title.”
Golf star Suzann Pettersen and chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen share the athletes’ choice award. Photo: newsinenglish.no/NRK screen grab

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