India Bags 35 Medals in Asian Youth Chess Championships!

India bagged  Gold Medals in Asian Youth Chess Championships 2018 at Chiangmai, Thailand. In recent years, India has been dominating the Asian Youth Chess Championships. This year is no different, our young budding chess players bagged a total of 35 medals out of which 14 are Gold. This feat made India comfortably placed ahead of Vietnam which had 21 medals. China was in third place but far behind the top two with just 14 medals.

More than 90 youngsters represented India in the six age-category Asian Meet played in all the three – Rapid, Classical and Blitz formats. Notably, 12-year-old IM Gukesh D. secured Gold in all three formats.


Kadam Om Manish (U-10 Boys)

IM Gukesh D (U-12 Boys)

WCM Sahithi Varshini M (U-12 Girls)

FM Raja Rithvik R (U-14 Boys)


Anupam M Sreekumar (U-10 Girls)

Bristy Mukherjee (U-14 Girls)

Vatsal Singhania (U-16 Boys)

Makhija Aashna (U-16 Girls)


Adireddy Arjun (U-08 Boys)

Rajanya Datta (U-10 Girls)

CM Kushagra Mohan (U-14 Boys)

Jain Nityata (U-14 Girls)

Sankalp Gupta (U-16 Boys)


Adireddy Arjun (U-08 Boys)

IM Gukesh D (U-12 Boys)

WCM Sahithi Varshini M (U-12 Girls)

WCM Mrudul Dehankar (U-14 Girls)

WFM Salonika Saina (U-16 Girls)

WFM Arpita Mukherjee (U-18 Girls)


Savitha Shri B (U-12 Girls)

AGM Srihari L R (U-14 Boys)

Koustav Chatterjee (U-16 Boys)


FM Mitrabha Guha (U-18 Boys)


CM Gukesh D (U-12 Boys)

FM Raja Rithvik R (U-14 Boys)

WFM Divya Deshmukh (U-14 Girls)

FM Mitrabha Guha (U-18 Boys)

WIM Aakanksha Hagawane (U-18 Girls)


Srihari L R (U-14 Boys)

WCM Mrudul Dehankar (U-14 Girls)

Sanskriti Goyal (U-16 Boys)


WCM Sahithi Varshini M (U-12 Girls)

WCM Jyothsna L (U-14 Girls)

Raahul V S (U-16 Bronze)

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