Sri Lanka wins silver and bronze at Asian Youth Rapid Chess
India dominated the Asian Youth Rapid Chess Championship held on June 25, 2012 in Hikkaduwa, winning eighteen medals (5 golds, 8 silvers and 5 bronzes).
Six out of eighteen medals of India came from the under 12 age category where they managed to win all the medals in both Open and Girls sections. Harsha Bharathakoti won the gold in the Open section while Savant Riya secured the gold for India in the Girls section. India also won the gold medal of the under 14 open category with Fide Master (FM) Aravindh Chithambaram while Shania Mendoza of the Phillipines won the Girls event.