China Wins Gold In Open Section At Chess Olympiad
India finished sixth in the open section and eighth in women’s team category on the final day of the 43rd World Chess Olympiad last fortnight at Georgia. China won the gold in both the sections — open and women. In the open section, third-seeded China drew the top-seeded USA while second-seeded Russia defeated France. In the end, USA won the silver medal while Russia won the bronze. This is the second time that China won the Olympiad gold. China had previously won it in 2014 in Norway. Fifth-seeded India was ranked sixth after its draw against Poland.
“Last Olympiad we benefited from the tiebreak system; this time, unfortunately, we didn’t. Nevertheless, silver is a good result and I’d like to thank all my team members for their dedicated work. Congrats to China on gold in the Open and Women’s sections,” US top board player Fabiano Caruana tweeted.