: R. Viswanath and P.T. Tharshika emerged the under-9 boys' and girls' champions in the 19th children's chess tournament, jointly organised by the Elite Club of Chess and SAVSOLrecently.

Final standings: Boys: U-9: 1. R. Viswanath 4.5; 2. Reuben Manoj 4; 3. Anirudh Ramkumar 3.5; 4. Jeevanantham 3.5; 5. Lokrathan 3.5; U-11: 1. K. Saroj Narayanan 6; 2. Geethaikannan 5.5; 3. Sujith 5; 4. Vikaas Krishna 5; 5. Pravin 5; U-13: 1. Sathichandra 6.5; 2. Subramaniyan 6; 3. Manoj Kumar 5.5; 4. Goutham 5; 5. Aravintharaj 5.

U-15: 1. Hariharan 7; 2. S. Viswak 7; 3. Vignesh 6.5; 4. Sudharsan 6; 5. Logeesh 6; Girls: U-9: 1. P.T. Tharshika 5; 2. Pavithra Devi 4; 3. Lakshanaa Kannan 3; 4. Laksanna 2; U-11: 1. Yeswanthika 5.5; 2. Amrudha Varshini 4.5; 3. Deepa Srileka 4; Janani 3.5; U-13: 1. Swanika 6; 2. Deekshidha 5.5; 3. Gokulavani 2.5; 4. Viveka 2.5.

U-15: 1. P.L. Kavitha 7; 2. Sindhu 6; 3. Janani 6; 4. Nageswari 5.5 .

Coimbatore excels

Coimbatore boys and girls bagged five gold, four silver and one bronze medal in the Tamil Nadu State inter-school Republic Day and Bharathiar Day taekwondo championship held in Thiruvarur recently.

The medal winners: Boys: Juniors: 18-21kg: A. Ajay Krishna (silver); 41-50: A.S. Vishnu Vardhan (Sowdeswari Vidhyalaya, gold).

Seniors: 30-35: T. Kalyana Sundaram (Kikani HSS, silver); 38-41: S. Prabakaran (Suburban MHSS, silver); 60-64: R. Balaji (gold). Girls: Juniors: 22-24kg: M.P. Shylandri (Kikani HSS, gold); 24-26: S. Keerthana (Suburban MHSS, bronze); 26-29: K.M. Mathumidha (Nirmala MHSS, gold). Seniors: 48-52: S. Priyanka (Vidhya Niketan, silver). Super seniors: 18-21kg: M. Indumathi (gold) .

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