Wed. Sep 23rd, 2020
India Today Web Desk


India and Russia have been on Sunday declared joint gold medal winners of the Chess Olympiad just after the ultimate was marred by net disconnection and server malfunctions, but former Globe Champion Viswanathan Anand and his crew stated that the net challenge was not India’s fault.

Speaking at a press interaction, Viswanathan Anand stated, “We did nothing at all incorrect, the net challenge was not India’s fault. Our crew had carried out almost everything effectively and we have been prepared for any selection from FIDE.

If FIDE would have asked us to perform additional video games we would have played additional video games. But, naturally FIDE has to appear at the huge image and they took a selection. I do not know how they reached that selection but we did what we had to.”

The 2nd round was provisionally awarded to Russia with a score line of four.five-one.five and finally the match went in their favour, but India appealed to the assessment committee with regards to the challenge of net disconnection.

FIDE upholds India’s appeal

The assessment committee finally upheld India’s appeal and FIDE then declared India and Russia as the joint winners.

Describing the win and the tournament, Anand stated, “The tournament went like a dream for me. A distinctive gold for me. A distinctive second for youngsters. Winning the gold is just a magical second. I hope this will be the get started of numerous matters for India.”

India’s former finest outcome was a bronze medal in the men’s occasion of the 2014 edition.

Calling it a ‘very distinctive win’, Anand hoped that this medal will also deliver honours to the chess gamers about the nation.

“I hope this outcome will have a beneficial effect and they [the government] will appear at chess the way they did many years in the past.

“Numerous many years in the past, they had recognised that this is one particular of the sports activities in which we do extremely properly. I hope we will the moment yet again get started coming in for Arjuna and Dronacharya awards,” he additional.

One more vital member of India’s win, Koneru Humpy, described the win as a ‘golden moment’ for Indian chess.

“Truly a distinctive and golden second for Indian chess. Talented youngsters like Nihal Sarin, R Praggnanandhaa, Vantika..did properly. Fantastic teamwork did it for us. We had an benefit of getting a mixed crew,” Koneru Humpy stated.

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