India sweep medals in Asian Youth Chess tourney

India sweep medals in Asian Youth Chess tourney

The Indians took home 23 of the 26 medals at stake in the event which was held at Tivoli Garden Resort. K Priyadharshan (Open Under-16), Shiven Khosla (Open Under-14), Diptayan Ghosh (Open Under-12), Mitrabha Guha (Open Under-8), Saranya J (Girls’ Under-14), Srija Seshadri, Monnisha GK (Girls’ Under-12) and Khushi Dharewa (Girls’ Under-8) were the gold medallists for India.

Shyam Nikil (Open Under-18), Harshal Shahi (Open Under-10), Aryan Chopra (Open Under-8), Pon N Krithika (Girls Under-18), Rucha Pujari (Girls Under-16), Ivana Maria Furtado (Girls’ Under-10) and Arpita Mukherjee (Girls’ Under-8) won silver medals.

In the girls’ Under-12 section, India’s Srija Seshadri and Monnisha jointly won the title while in both sections of Under-8 India swept all the medals.

Other countries were hardly i n picture as they fade away in front of an overwhelming dominace from the Indian chess players.

Vietnam finished second with two gold, a silver and a bronze medal.

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