India with 5 Gold, 5 Silver and 7 Bronze medals once again prevailed at the Asian Youth Chess championship well ahead of second placed Iran (4 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze) and third placed Vietnam (1 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze).
India finishes with largest medal haul at Asian Youth Chess Championship
Indian youth players excelled as was expected on the final day, winning more medals than all other nations. India took a total of 17 medals home in the Asian Youth Chess Championship that concluded at Suwon in South Korea on 10th August, 2015.
India almost won half the overall medals available for the winners.
India sweep the Open U-8
Indian youngsters H Bharath Subramaniyam, Shahil Dey and Prraneeth Vuppala sealed the gold, silver and bronze for the country in the Open U-8 section. Bharath and R Vaishali also ensured the highest margins of lead in the tournament, as the players to come second were a distant one and a half points behind.
India’s Gold medal winners: H Bharath Subramaniyam (Open U-8), N Krishna Teja (Open U-18), Divya Deshmukh (Girls U-10), R Vaishali (Girls U-14) and Aakanksha Hagawane (Girls U-16).
With such great performances from India’s young chess players, one can be certain about the country’s position in World Chess in the not so distant future.
With inputs from All India Chess Federation (AICF)