India and Russia are joint winners of Online Chess Olympiad

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Both India and Russia were awarded with gold medals after being announced as the joint winners of the Online Chess Olympiad. Viswanathan Anand, Koneru Humpy and Pragg were part of the Indian team in the final round. This is the first time that FIDE is holding the Olympiad in an online format.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted a message congratulating the Indian team saying that their hard work and dedication was admirable and that their success would motivate other chess players. He also congratulated the Russian team. There were some issues regarding the loss of internet connection in the final round and some Indian players lost out on time even though they were in a winning position. The issue was resolved in about an hour and FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich  had made a decision to award gold medals to both India and Russia.

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