Rich As A King

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Three world titles for India at Al-Ain

Sunday Dec 29, 2013, New Delhi:

India finished with a rich haul of eight medals, including three gold, at the World Youth Chess Championships that concluded at Al-Ain in the United Arab Emirates today.

Besides three gold, India also won two silver and three bronze medals. India dominated the Open Under-16 section by bagging both gold and silver. Karthikeyan Murali of Chennai and Girish Koushik of Mysore tied for the first place with 9/11 to win the gold and silver medals.

The youngster, who dominated the contest with a 11/11 sweep, was R Praggnanandhaa of Chennai who won the Open Under-8 section with a round to spare. Saina Salonika of Odisha won the Girls Under-10 section with an undefeated 9/11 run. K S Raghunandan of Bangalore posted a final round win to pick up the silver medal in the Open Under-12 section.

Vaibhav Suri (Delhi, Open U-18), C Lakshmi (Chennai, Girls U-10), Bhagyashree Patil (Mah, Girls U-8) won the bronze medals in their respective sections. Winning three titles out of 12 and eight medals out of the maximum 36 is quite an achievement for the Indians. A total of 1818 players from 123 nations took part in this event that ran from December 17.



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Remembering the words of Nelson Mandela - "It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership." The achievement from this young brigade will definitely acts as a booster for vishy. Congratulations!