Thursday, October 30, 2008
Padmini Rout Wins Under 14 Gold
Padmini Rout bags gold in World Youth Chess Championship 30 Oct 2008, 2307 hrs IST , PTI BHUBANESWAR: Padmini Rout of Orissa has won the gold medal at Under-14 Girls' World Youth Chess Championship held in Vietnam, official sources said on Thursday. The international master bagged the title with one round to go by beating Georgia's Jalabadze Natia in the tenth and final round, taking her points tally to 9.5 in the match held at Vung Tau on Wednesday. Congratulating Padmini for her achievement, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, "Her success has made not only the state but the entire country proud." "Padmini would now be a source of inspiration for young chess players in the state," Patnaik added in a message, expressing hope that she would bring more such laurels in future. According to sources, this was the fourth international title Padmini bagged. She had won Asian under-12 Girls' title twice and Asian under-14 title once before.