Odia Girls Shine at Chess and Swimming Championships


Bhubaneswar: Two Odia girls – International chess master Padmini Rout and ace swimmer Pratyasa Ray have made the State and the Country proud again, by winning medals at two different events.

While Padmini bagged gold medal at the Asian Continental Chess Championship at Makati in Philippines, Pratyasa has won silver medal by clocking 2.34:79 minutes in U-17 girls 200 metre backstroke event at the ongoing 64th National School Games Swimming Championships at Talkotra Stadium in Delhi.

With this victory, Padmini has secured a position in the Women’s World Chess Championships scheduled to be held in 2020.