07 August 2018

India Women Win Blitz Gold in Asian Nations Cup Chess Tourney

India Women Win Blitz Gold in Asian Nations Cup Chess Tourney


The Indian women chess team at the Asian Nations Cup 2018 clinched the gold in the Blitz event held in Iran. It's India's first gold-medal finish at the event since 2014. They also won silver and bronze in the Rapid and Classical categories, respectively. The tournament began in the Iranian city of Hamadan. 

The Indian team comprising Harika Dronavalli, Eesha Karavade, Padmini Rout, Vaishali R and Aakanksha Hagawane left the teams from Vietnam and China behind to clinch gold in Blitz. While India (1st) finished with 21.5 points, Vietnam (2nd) settled for silver with 18.5 and China  (3rd) bagged bronze with 17.5. 

Source- The Times of India

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