India reasserts its supremacy in Asian Youth meetAug 9th, 2009 | By editor | Category: In News, Sports
NEW DELHI: Living up to the expectations, Indians came up with a strong finish in most sections to reassert their supremacy in the Asian Youth chess championship at the Tivoli Garden Resort here on Saturday.
India won 23 out of the 36 medals at stake and its haul included eight gold, seven silver and eight bronze. This was an improvement over last year’s performance of five gold, five silver and eight bronze out of 30 medals on offer in Teheran.
Vietnam followed a distant second claiming two gold, a silver and a bronze medal. Iran, after looking good to improve upon its last year’s performance of three gold medals at home, settled for four medals, which included a lone gold. Kazakhstan and United Arab Emirates won a gold each.
Leading results (Indians unless stated): Open: U-8 (ninth round): Do Du Viet (Vie, 4.5) drew with Mitrabha Guha (7.5); Aryan Chopra (7) bt Tromphin Sitorus (Ina, 4); Voung The Hung Vy (Vie, 4.5) lost to Nima Shirani (Ira, 6.5); Kamil Murakov (Kgz, 4) lost to Prameya Garge (6.5).
Medallists: 1. Mitrabha, 2. Aryan, 3. Prameya.
U-10 (ninth round): Shahin Lorparizangeneh (Iri, 7) drew with Hetul Shah (5.5); Harshal Shahi (7) bt Zhansaya Abdumalik (Kaz, 5); Tran Minh Thang (Vie, 6) bt Arya Omidi (Iri, 6).
Medallists: 1. Shahin (Iran), 2. Harshal, 3. Arya (Iran).
U-12 (ninth round): Diptayan Ghosh (7.5) bt Girish Koushik (5.5); Tran Tuan Minh (Vie, 6) bt Sayantan Das (6); Oleg Artemenko (Uzb, 7) bt Khalil Mousavi (Iri, 5).
Medallists: 1. Diptayan, 2 Oleg (Uzbekistan), 3. Sayantan.
U-14 (ninth round): Pouya Idani (Iri, 6) lost to Utkal Ranjan Sahoo (5.5); Pham Hoai Nam (Vie, 4) lost to Shiven Khosla (6.5); Kaveh Ghaziolsharif (Iri, 3.5) lost to Johangir Vakhidov (Uzb, 6).
Medallists: 1. Shiven, 2. Johangir (Uzbekistan), 3. Pouya (Iran).
U-16 (ninth round): Nguyen Van Hai (Vie, 6) drew with Ramnath Bhuvanesh (6); Ishaq Saeed (UAE, 6) bt Aditya Udeshi (5.5); K. Priyadharshan (6.5) bt Sumant Subramanium (Mal, 3.5); Ankit Rajpara (6) bt Vidit Gujarathi (5).
Medallists: 1. Priyadharshan, 2. Nguyen (Vietnam), 3. Ankit.
U-18 (seventh round): P. Shyam Nikhil (5.5) drew with Amirreza Pourramezanali (Iri, 4.5); Pouria Darini (Iri, 4) drew with Salem Saleh (UAE, 5.5); Debashis Das (5) drew with Yusup Atabayev (Tkm, 3.5).
Medallists: 1. Salem (UAE), 2. Shyam, 3. Debashis.
Girls: U-8 (seventh round): P. Nithya (4.5) lost to Khushi Dharewa (5.5); Arpita Mukherjee (5.5) bt Uchral Gankhuyag (Mgl, 3.5); Palkin Kaur (4) drew with Tarini Goyal (4.5).
Medallists: 1. Khushi, 2. Arpita, 3. Tarini.
U-10 (ninth round): Pham Thanh Phuong Thao (Vie, 7.5) bt C.H. Meghna (6); Gulruhbegim Tohirjonova (Uzb, 6) bt Ivana Furtado (7); Arnash Bauyrzhan (Kaz, 4.5) lost to Tejaswini Sagar (6).
Medallists: 1. Pham Thanh (Vietnam), 2. Ivana, 3. Meghna.
U-12 (ninth round): Saikhanzaya Gabataar (Mgl, 4.5) drew with G.K. Monnisha (6.5); Dorsa Derakhshani (Iri, 6) bt Shoumi Mukherjee (5.5); Srija Seshadri (6.5) bt Botakoz Koshkharova (Kaz, 4.5); G. Lasya (4.5) lost to Dao Thi Lan Anh (Vie, 6.5).
Medallists: 1. Srija and Monnisha, 3. Dao Thi (Vietnam).
U-14 (ninth round): Nadia Bagheri (Iri, 5) lost to J. Saranya (8); Pratyusha Bodda (4.5) lost to Sarasadat Khademalsharieh (Iri, 8); Priyanka Kumari (7) bt Gozel Atabayeva (Tkm, 4.5).
Medallists: 1. Saranya, 2. Sarasadat (Iran), 3. Priyanka.
U-16 (ninth round): Altanulzii Enkhtuul (Mgl, 5) lost to Hoang Thi Nhu Y (Vie, 6.5); Rucha Pujari (6) bt Nguyen Thi Mai Hung (Vie, 5); Sarvinoz Qurbonboeva (Uzb, 6) bt R. Bharathi (5).
Medallists: 1. Hoang Thi (Vietnam), 2. Rucha, 3. Sarvinoz (Uzbekistan).
U-18 (seventh round): Bhakti Kulkarni (5) lost to Guliskhan Nakhbayeva (Kaz, 6); K. Manasa (4) lost to Pon N. Krithika (5); P. Uthra (4) bt Mariam Vardkar (Iri, 3.5); S.V. Satya Priya (4) bt Nazanin Zamani (Iri, 3).
Medallists: 1. Guliskhan (Kazakhstan), 2. Krithika, 3. Bhakti.
Medals tally (read as country, gold, silver, bronze, total).
India 8-7-8-23; Vietnam 2-1-1-4; Iran 1-1-2-4; UAE 1-0-0-1; Kazakhstan 1-0-0-1; Uzbekistan 0-2-1-3 .