Day of sports: Chess queen Padmini Rout qualifies for 2010 world cup; Pratyasa grabs Silver in national swimming champ

Bhubaneswar: In what could be good news for Odisha sports lovers, International chess master Padmini Rout and renowned swimmer Pratyasa Ray today brought accolades to the State.

Chess queen Padmini today grabbed Gold in Asian Continental Chess Championship in Makati, Philippines in women category thereby qualifying for women world cup chess tournament to be held in 2020.

Padmini bagged the title by drawing her round 8 clash against Phm Lê Th?o Nguyên of Vietnam.

Similarly, Pratyasa Ray acquired Silver medal in 64th national school games swimming championship held at Talkotra stadium in Delhi.

She hit the target in 2.34:79 minutes in 200 metre swimming.




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