Bhubaneswar: Bringing glory in the field of Chess to Odisha again, nine-year-old Arushi Srichandan bagged one gold medal, two bronze medals and one silver medal in the U-9 girls event of the 14th Asian School’s Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, which was held in Sri Lanka.
Arushi, a student of SR Chess centre, gathered six points in seven rounds to clinch a bronze medal in the blitz event, while the Indian contingent won gold medal in the Blitz event.
Similarly, she gained 5.5 points by the end of seventh rounds to finished third in the rapid chess event to win her second individual bronze medals, while Indian contingent won gold medal.
Arushi has been registered six wins and suffered three defeat in the U-9 girls section of the Asian School Chess Championships, which was held at the same venue from July 7 to 14.
Though she finished sixth with six points, however the Indian team grabbed team silver medal.
Like this, Arushi grabbed two individual bronze medals and received two gold medals and a silver medal as team.
A total of 454 players from across 16 Asian countries took part in 12 different age group categories.
Arushi is a Class-IV student of Chandrasekharpur DAV School here.
On the occasion, SR Chess Centre president Subhashis Patnaik, Arushi’s mentor Satya Ranjan Patnaik and Manoj Panigrahi congratulated Arushi for all her success.