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Chess Olympiad 2022: Indian team creates history – Clinched several medals for the nation

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On Tuesday, the Indian chess team touched a new milestone as both the men’s and women’s teams won bronze medals in the 44th Chess Olympiad. India ‘B’ team secured a bronze medal in the open section while India ‘A’ women’s side also settled with bronze in the ongoing tournament.

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India ‘B’ ended up with 18 points for third place. It was the second bronze medal for India in the Olympiad, just like in the 2014 edition. D Gukesh and R Praggnanandhaa clinched the bronze medal in the open category after defeating Germany on Tuesday. They finished with 18 points after 11 rounds of thrilling action.

India 1 team missed out on a gold medal as they drew with USA 2-2 in the final round and finished fourth.

On Monday, India 2 team with young guns like D Gukesh, R Praggnanandhaa, Nihal Sarin, Raunak Sadhwani, and B Adhiban, lost to Uzbekistan. On the other hand, the Indian women missed a big opportunity. They lost to the USA in the 11th round on Tuesday. India 3, seeded 16, drew with Kazakhstan as well.

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India’s No. 1 women’s player Koneru Humpy said,

“Winning the medal was historic but we couldn’t play to our potential. This bronze doesn’t feel enough,” 

Uzbekistan with its stunning performance bagged a gold medal with a 2-1 win over the Netherlands.

Individual medals for young guns

D. Gukesh bagged gold in Board 1 while Nihal Sarin won gold in Board 2. The silver medal went to Arjun Erigiasi, and the bronze for R. Praggnanandhaa in Board 3.

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