Chennai: Congratulatory messages pour in for Indian chess team that won the first FIDE Online Chess Olympiad along with Russia on Sunday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “Congratulations to our chess players for winning the FIDE Online #ChessOlympiad. Their hard work and dedication are admirable. Their success will surely motivate other chess players. I would like to congratulate the Russian team as well.”
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted: “I congratulate our Indian contingent that won the Gold at the @FIDE_chess Online Chess Olympiad. India was declared the joint winner with Russia. My heartiest wishes to all players!”
🇷🇺 Russia and India 🇮🇳 are co-champions of the first-ever FIDE Online #ChessOlympiad.
— International Chess Federation (@FIDE_chess) August 30, 2020
Similarly, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted: “Congratulations India Flag of India and Congratulations Russia Flag of Russia. #ChessA #IndianChess.”
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in a tweet said: “Congratulations Indian team, on winning the online FIDE Chess Olympiad. You’ve made the country proud. Congrats to the Russian team too.”
In a dramatic finish the global chess body FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich declared India and Russia as joint winners as the final match was interrupted by a computer server problem.