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Five out of six for India

Kozhikode: India capped their fine performance in the Asian Youth Chess meet Friday by winning five of the six gold medals at stake, their clean sweep prevented by a Vietnam player in the boys’ under-12 category.

India, who had ensured three gold medals at the end of the sixth and penultimate round Thursday, went on to seal the top places in the boys’ under-10 and girls’ under-14 categories after the final round.

Girls’ under-14 top seed Mary Ann Gomes finished a poor 17th with three points.

Ravi Teja pipped five of his teammates to win the boys’ under-10 title. In the final round, he defeated second seed N. Srinath. In the girls’ under-14 section, J. Rajasurya needed only a draw for the title and she won it with a draw against Raghavi.

Boys’ under-12 top seed Le Quang Liem of Vietnam was the only foreign player to win a gold medal. G. Rohit (under-14 boys), Lakshmi Praneetha (under-12 girls) and P. Lakshmi Sahiti (under-10 girls) had assured gold medals Thursday. (PTI)

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