India dominated Asian Youth Chess Championship
03.07.06: With gold medals in all the eight categories of the Asian Youth Chess Championship, India is simply the shining star of the competition. Along with this, they also won four silver and six bronze medals – taking eighteen of the total twenty four medals on offer. S Nitin won the gold medal in the Boys' U-14 championship. Bhakti Kulkarni picked up the gold medal in the Girls' U-14 category with a last round win against Aida Radfar. Mitra Hejazipour (Iran) defeated Krutthika to conquer the silver medal. In the U-12 Boys' Championship, Vidit Gujarathi lost the last round to Ch Mehar Chinna Reddy but won the gold anyway due to superior tie-break. Prasanna Rao, who led through most of the event, lost the last round to VAV Rajesh but his better tie-break enabled him to pick up the bronze medal. Padmini Raut won the gold in the Girls' U-12 category defeating Supriya Joshi to take her tally to 7.5 points, one point more than silver medallist, Nguyen Thi Mai Hung (Vietnam). The bronze went to Mohana Priya. G Saikrishna won the gold medal in the Boys' U-10 category. Ch Sahaja Sri won the gold medal with a perfect score of nine points. Prince Bajaj maintained his full point lead over his nearest rival to win the gold medal in the Boys' U-8 championship. Sweety Patel was another perfect scorer as she won the last round against Keemia Ghaziasharif of Iran to win the Girls' U-8 championship.