Odisha chess star Saina Salonika wins Bronze Medal in National Chess Championship 2016 at Ahmedabad.
Saina topped second position with 9 points after sharing points with Gisitha D of Andhra Pradesh in 9.5 points.
Saina Salonika selected for World Youth Chess Championship and Asian Youth Chess 2017 to be held in Uruguay.
World U-10 Girls’ Chess champion and Woman Candidate Master Saina Salonika of Odisha won three gold medals at the 16th Asian Chess Championship, which concluded at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore June 2016.
World U-10 Girls’ Chess Champion Saina Salonika of Odisha received the National Child Award 2014 for exceptional achievements from President of India Pranab Mukherjee on childrens Day.
Daughter of Ganeswar Jena and Babita Jena, Saina a student of KIIT International School, is the second chess player from the state to have won a world title after WGM Padmini Rout.
She had earlier won six International Medals in the World Youth Chess Championship, Commonwealth Chess Championship and Asian Chess Championship.
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