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India win first gold medal in chess

India asserts its supremacy in chess by fetching the first gold medal for the country in mixed rapid team event at the second Asian Indoor Games in Macau.

other Updated: Oct 27, 2007 20:52 IST

India asserted its supremacy in chess by fetching the first gold medal for the country in mixed rapid team event at the second Asian Indoor Games in Macau on Saturday.

India team comprising Grandmasters K Sasikiran, Surya Sekhar Ganguly, Koneru Humpy and Woman Grandmaster D Harika topped the table with 12 points from six rounds.

Indians defeated Pakistan, Philippines, Vietnam, China, Kazakhstan and Indonesia in the six rounds in that order.

Sasikiran and Harika have qualified for the individual Rapid event.

Indians also had a good day in hockey as the team thrashed Hongkong by 6-0 in their second match of the event.

Diwakar and Hardeep Singh score a brace apiece while Kulwinder and Dinesh Mujtaba also sounded the boards once each in the preliminary six-a-side match.

India had lost in the opener against Iran on Friday.

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