World Under 8 Girls Champion Ivana Furtado won the U-8 category at the Asian Youth Chess Championships held in Al Ain, U.A.E. from August 22-31.
With this victory, Ivana notched 8 out of possible 9 points to record her first Gold Medal in the Asian Youth Championships. She becomes thus the youngest Indian to have bagged both the World and the Asian Championships - another feat for the Limca Book of records! She will look to make it three in a row when she participates in the Commonwealth Championships to be held in New Delhi in December this year.