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The reaction of the Universe to India's stupendous performance at 44th Chess Olympiad 2022

by Shahid Ahmed - 17/08/2022

Team India won double Bronze at Open and Women section of 44th Chess Olympiad. That's not all. A total of seven individual medals - 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 4 Bronze medals were won. It goes without saying that it was undoubtedly a resounding success for India. It was the highest number of medals India ever won at a single edition of Chess Olympiad. It was also the first time an Indian Women's team made a podium finish at the biggest chess extravaganza. Both in terms of organization and performance, India delivered a stupendous performance on and off the board. How did the medal winning players, team members, the universe react to India's monumental triumph? We find out in this article. Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Nine medals and Best Federation Winner

We have already published reports on India's historic Bronze medal triumph, Board prize winners of Open and Women section, norm makers list.

Team India 1 Open and Women won the Gaprindashvili Cup | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

44th Chess Olympiad 2022 Official logo | Photo: Official site

GM Vishy Anand, Five-time World Champion and Mentor of the Indian teams

GM D Gukesh, Team Bronze for India 2 and Individual Gold on Board no.1 in Open

GM Nihal Sarin, Team Bronze for India 2 and Individual Gold on Board no.2 in Open

GM R Praggnanandhaa, Team Bronze for India 2 and Individual Bronze on Board no.3 in Open

GM Raunak Sadhwani, Team Bronze for India 2

GM FST R B Ramesh, Captain of India 2 Open

GM Stany G A, Assistant Coach of India 2 Open

GM Harika Dronavalli, Team Bronze for India 1 Women

IM Vaishali R, Team Bronze for India 1 Women and Individual Bronze on Board no.3 in Women

IM Tania Sachdev, Team Bronze for India 1 Women and Individual Bronze on Board no.4 in Women

IM Bhakti Kulkarni, Team Bronze for India 1 Women

GM FST Abhijit Kunte, Captain of India 1 Women

GM Shyam Sundar M, Assistant Coach of India 1 Women

GM FT Swayams Mishra, Assistant Coach of India 1 Women

Judit Polgar, Greatest Female chess player of all time

Sachin Tendulkar, Cricket legend

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi

Susan Polgar, 8th Women's World Champion in history

Director of Human Resources, Indian Oil

Chairman of IOCL

Aarti Lohia, Head and Trustee of SP Lohia Foundation and Indorama Charitable Trust

Chennai Super Kings, Four-times winner of Indian Premier League (Cricket)

Links

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