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City girl Suhaani wins bronze in Commonwealth chess


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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