Alana Meenakshi, an 8 year old girl, from the city made the country proud by bagging three medals at Western Asian Youth and Junior Chess Championship which concluded in New Delhi on Wednesday. The young player competed with 24 countries and bagged two gold medals in Rapid and Blitz apart from a bronze medal in classic format in the international event.
When asked about her recent achievements, the young chess champion says, "It makes me feel wonderful to stand out amidst stiff competition. However, I still feel that I could have performed better so that I could have bagged three gold medals." Talking about her intense practice, Meenakshi adds, My practice for the Western Asian Junior Championship has been pretty intense than what I did for my previous tournament."