S Vijayalakshmi wins silver

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:28 IST

An individual silver medal by Subbaraman Vijayalakshmi was all that the Indians had to show for their efforts at the 35th Chess Olympiad.

S Vijayalakshmi wins silver

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An individual silver medal by Subbaraman Vijayalakshmi was all that the Indians had to show for their efforts at the 35th Chess Olympiad as both the men's and women's teams finished lowly placed. Woman Grandmaster Vijayalakshmi had to settle for a draw in the 14th and final round match against Masha Klinova of Israel, but still won a silver for the second best performance on the top board. She tallied 9.5 points out of a possible 13, which was second only to Hoang Thann Trangs of Vietnam. Vijayalakshmi had also won a silver at the last edition of the Olympiad in Istanbul two years ago. The Indian men's team lost to Iceland 1.5-2.5 to finish 29th with 31 points. They were placed eighth in the last edition at Istanbul. The women finished in 23rd place with 23.5 points after suffering a 1-2 defeat to Israel. Russia won the gold in the men's section with 38.5 points while the silver and bronze went to Hungary and Armenia respectively. In the women's section, the gold was won by China with 29.5 points. Russia won the silver while Poland took bronze. (PTI)

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