DNA India-Chess Olympiad gold similar to 1983 Cricket World Cup win – Vidit Gujrathi
India created history on Sunday when they won the gold medal and shared it with Russia in the Chess Olympiad for the first time in their history in a final that was marred with controversy. Two players had their matches declared lost on time after a global internet outage cut their links to the match servers. The Indian team appealed to FIDE and the decision was made to share the gold. This was the first time India had won the gold medal in the 96-year history of the tournament. The Indian chess team overcame power and internet issues to secure the top prize albeit it was shared.