Eight Medals For India In Asian Youth
By Arvind Aaron
India won three titles in the Asian Youth Chess Championship that concluded in Mongolia on April 14, 2016. India won three gold, two silver and three bronze medals.
R Praggnanandhaa (U-12, 7.5/9, unbeaten), Anwesha Mishra (U-14G, 8/9, unbeaten) Divya Deshmukh (U-12G, 8/9, unbeaten) won the gold medals in the Asian Classical Chess Championships remaining undefeated.
Silver medals were won by P Iniyan (U-16, 6.5/9), Harshita Guddanti (U-15G, 7/9). Bronze medals were won by Aditya Mittal (U-10, 7/9), Khushi Khandelwal (U-14G, 6.5/9), R Vaishali (U-16G, 7/9).
Many Indians at the top suffered final round defeats and that led to the modest 3-2-3 medal count. Last round defeats were suffered by: Anagha (U-8G, eighth place), Kadakia Veer (U-8, seventh place), Bharath Subramaniyam H (U-10, fifth),L Jyothsna (U-12G, fourth), Rakshitta Ravi (U-12G, fifth), K Priyanka (U-16G, sixth), Rajdeep Sarkar (U-18, fourth).