Bhakti Kulkarni ensured India a bronze medal in the individual chess competition of the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Incheon, South Korea, on Wednesday.
On a day when China expectedly swept the gold medals in both sections in classical format, Bhakti finished the seven-round competition with 5.5 points. Indians are playing under the International Olympic Committee flag since the Indian Olympic Association is suspended.
In men’s, S.P. Sethuraman finished fourth after being tied for the third spot at five points.
The mixed team rapid and blitz events start on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Indian men and women’s kabaddi teams maintained their domination by winning a gold medal each.
The men’s snooker team comprising Kamal Chawla, Brijesh Damani and Aditya Snehal Mehta finished runner-up, while the second silver for the country was claimed by Harbans Kaur in the 60kg category of women’s Muay Thai. Chitra Magimairaj won a bronze.
The medallists: Men: 1. Yu Yangyi (Chn, 6.5), 2. Salem Abdulrahman Mohamed Saleh (UAE, 5.5), 3. Ding Liren (Chn, 5).
Women: Hou Yifan (Chn, 6.5), 2. Zhao Xue (Chn, 6), 3. Bhakti Kulkarni (5.5).