Lanka Ravi

8. Lanka Ravi: Seeded 7; Rating 2414; Performance of 2448 against opponents with an average rating of 2273. A gain of five rating points.

THE oldest qualifier at 41. Twice member of the Indian team to Olympiads, Lanka Ravi qualified for the 17th time since 1984. This Senior Personal and Administration Officer with ONGC treaded carefully to reach 5.5 points from seven rounds before going down to Vikramaditya Kamble. But experience kept him on the track as he managed four points from the last five rounds, during which the penultimate-round victory over R. R. Laxman set up his qualification.