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City girl Suhaani wins bronze in Commonwealth chess

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Suhaani Lohia
Suhaani Lohia

Mumbai’s young rising star Suhaani Lohia added another historic feather to her cap by winning the bronze medal in the girls’ U-8 category of the Commonwealth Chess Championship 2017, which concluded in New Delhi on Monday.

A talented Women Candidate Master, Suhaani, representing India and ranked third, finished with an extremely creditable score of 5.5 out of 7 games. She and compatriot Hiya Panchal, ranked seventh, who also ended with 5.5 points, were tied in second spot, but the latter with a better tie-break progressive score clinched the silver medal and Suhaani had to settle for the bronze.

India’s WCM Shefali AN from Karnataka and ranked number one finished with a tally of 6 points and emerge champion and took the gold medal.

Suhaani Lohia

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