Asian Indoor Games: India finishes with five bronze medals in chess

On the final day of the competitions in blitz format, India lost in the semifinals in the men's section and the men (under-23) category.

K. Sasikiran drew while Surya Shekhar Ganguly lost in India’s 0.5-1.5 defeat to Vietnam in the semifinals.   -  T. Singaravelou

India ended its campaign in the chess competition by adding two more bronze medals in the Asian Indoor Games here on Wednesday.

On the final day of the competitions in blitz format, India lost in the semifinals in the men's section and the men (under-23) category. With this, India ended up with five bronze medals from 10 categories.

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K. Sasikiran drew while Surya Shekhar Ganguly lost in India’s 0.5-1.5 defeat to Vietnam in the semifinals. In the men (under-23) semifinal,
Vaibhav Suri lost and Diptayan Ghosh drew against Iran as India again slipped to a 0.5-1.5 defeat.

In the women's section, second seed India (Padmini Rout and Tania Sachdev) finished a disappointing ninth while in the women's (under-23) section, India's duo of Aakankshaa Hagawane and P. V. Nandhidhaa took the fifth spot.

Final standings (blitz format):


Men:
1. Vietnam, 2. China, 3. India and Kazakhstan. Women: 1. China, 2. Vietnam, 3. Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. 9. India.

Men (under-23): 1. China, 2. Iran, 3. India and Philippines. Women (under-23): 1. China, 2. Iran, 3. Kazakhstan and Indonesia. 5. India.

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