It was later learned that the sound of the beep was coming from under the carpet on the floor. Such investigations have happened before but have intensified since world champion Magnus Carlsen accused US Grandmaster Hans Niemann of cheating.
She was the only contender for this post, in such a situation it was considered certain that she would become the president.
Both the teams were tied at 2-2 after the first round. SL Narayanan got India off to a good start with a brilliant win over Shamsiddin Vokhidov playing the black pieces but S P Sethuraman lost against Jakhongir Vokhidov.
Meanwhile, youth Asian champions Vanshaj and Vishwanath Suresh marched into the men’s semi-finals along with Ashish to maintain the all-win record for India, while Kirti (+81kg), Bhawna Sharma (48kg), Devika Ghorpade (52kg) And Ravina (63kg) advanced in the women’s section.
Both the teams were tied in the first two matches, after which blitz tie-breaker was resorted to, in which India won by a margin of 2.5-1.5.
Manika Batra Asian Cup TT Bronze: Mother Sushma Batra describes India’s golden girl’s ‘go-getter’ mindset
Manika Batra set a new benchmark at the recently concluded Asian Cup 2022. She added a historic bronze to her array of medals won at the Asian Games, South Asian Games and Commonwealth Games. But her recent success remains special as India’s top women paddler became the first female to clinch a podium finish at the continental event. The medal her a significant boost in the run up to the Paris 2024. And at 27, Batra is still to reach her peak. However, her mother Sushma Batra has seen her growth since her childhood, and describes her as a go-getter.
An impressive Indian trio of 19-year-old Arjun Erigaisi, 17-year-old R Praggnanandhaa and 16-year-old D Gukesh are among the 14 players who will take part in the tournament, to be held from January 13 to 29 in January 2023, was announced on Tuesday.
Vishwanath (48kg) was up against Italy’s Attrativo Salvatore in his pre-quarterfinal bout.
Pratik Gupta | “I want to make Rowing big,” says Kolkata’s very own rower who has his eyes on Paris Olympics 2024
Pratik Gupta, a 20-year-old rower from Kolkata sets his eyes on Paris Olympics 2024 after becoming the youngest to win a gold medal in Senior National Indoor Championship.
Earlier, Manika Batra became the first Indian woman table tennis player to reach the semi-finals of the Asian Cup 2022 table tennis tournament.