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R. Praggnanandha, 10th student of Velammal Main School, Mogappaiar campus helped India create chess history by winning the first gold medal in the Olympiad on Sunday. India were declared joint champions with Russia in an anti-climactic end to the event played online due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
India were initially declared to have lost the final round. But they lodged an appeal saying their players lost internet connection due to a server failure. The decision was then reversed. India defeated China, Armenia and Poland on the way to the final.
Other members of the team include: Vishwanathan Anand, Vidit Santosh Gujarati, P. Harikrishna, Koneru Humpy, Dronavalli Harika, Bhakti Kulkarni, Nihal Sarin, Divya Deshmukh and Vantika Agrawal. R. Vaishali ( Former Velammalian) and Arvindh Chithambaram ( Former Velammalian)