India clinch 15 chess medals
India finished with a haul of 15 medals including five gold to emerge as the most successful team at the Asian Youth Chess Championships which ended here on Monday.
Besides the yellow metal, the Indians also pocketed five silver and five bronze pieces. Second placed Iran could bag only six medals. In the girls’ Under-16, Aakanksha Hagawane emerged as the champion while Chandreyee Hazra bagged the silver. Harshita <g data-gr-id="16">Guddanti</g> got the bronze.
Aakanksha scored <g data-gr-id="14">seven,</g> while <g data-gr-id="15">Chandreye</g> collected 6.5 points out of a possible nine. There were 22 players from 16 countries in this age category.