Indian chess prodigy in rapid format, Koneru Humpy won the second edition of the BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year award on March 8. The nominees included wrestler Vinesh Phogat, sprinter Dutee Chand, shooter Manu Bhaker and Indian hockey team skipper Rani Rampal. Winning the award, Humpy said, "I hope, the game will draw people's attention." Athlete Anju Bobby George and Manu Bhaker won the Lifetime Achievement Award and Emerging Player of… read-more
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
BBC has nominated Indian hockey skipper Rani Rampal, chess-ace Koneru Humpy and shooter Manu Bhaker for 'Indian Sportswoman of the Year' award. Besides, wrestler Vinesh Phogat and sprinter Dutee Chand are also in the run. The winner will be decided via public voting open till February 24 and will be announced on International Women's Day on March 8. BBC also announced to host ‘Sports Hackathon’ to add over 300 Wikipedia entries of 50 Indian… read-more
Courtesy: The Indian Express
World Women Rapid Champion, Koneru Humpy defeats Poland's Monika Socko by 2-1 on August 29 and takes team India to the finals in the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad. This is the first time India has qualified for the finals in Chess Olympiad. India lost the first round (2-4) but made a strong comeback in the second (4.5-1.5), and will face the winner between Russia and USA, in the finals.
Courtesy: Indian Express