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13 Gold Medals Clinched by Indonesian Junior Chess Athletes  
Indonesian junior chess athletes win 13 gold medals, 5 silver medals, and 4 bronze medals in the "18th ASEAN AGE GROUP OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017" at Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia, 25th November until 4th December 2017. (Special source: PB Percasi Public Relation Division)
Wednesday, 06 December, 2017 | 13:16 WIB
13 Gold Medals Clinched by Indonesian Junior Chess Athletes  

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesia’s junior chess athletes successfully won 13 gold medals, five silver medals, and four bronze medals, in the 18th ASEAN Age Group Open Chess Championships 2017 that was held in Kuantan, Malaysia.

According to the Indonesian Chess Federation press release, the team consists of seven male chess players and five female chess players who participated in various groups such as the under 19 (U-19), U-17, U-15, U-13, U-11, U-9, and U-7.

The athletes that successfully collected medals were Agus Kurniawan, Putu Luhur, Laysa Latifah, Christine Elisabeth, Nayaka Budidharma, Ryan Maheswara, Diajeng Theresa, Dicky Aditya, and Regita.

Indonesia’s team manager Lisa Lumondong said that her team performed well at the tournament. “This is a great performance showcased by the Indonesian chess team at the ASEAN Age. Our athletes fought through various mental challenges during the tournament, but they rose to the top and regained their confidence back after it previously dropped,” said Lisa.

The federation’s Chairman Utut Adianto said that this achievement can be a reference for the Indonesian Chess Federation to form a long-term and mid-term coaching program that can improve the achievement of chess as a sport.

 

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