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Kenyans win medals at continental chess event

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The Kenyan squad to the recently concluded 2017 African Schools Individuals Chess Championship have won a total of 6 medals (2 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals).  The event held in Harare, Zimbabwe attracted a total of 175 players from 10 African federations.

Kenya High Commissioner to Zimbabwe Her Excellency Lucy Chelimo with Team Kenya.

Janki Nipul Shah won a Gold in the Girls U7 and Devashri Shah  won a Gold in the Girls U9 Group which was combined with U11.  Reeyan Gosrani won a Silver in the Boys U11.  Abinesh Sudalaimuthu (Boys U7 & U9), Jeff Gichuki (Boys U13) and Janvi Nipul Shah (Girls U7) each won a Bronze medal in their respective categories.

Summary performance of Team Kenya

Kenya ended up 3rd in the medal standings.  Botswana were the overall winners with 3 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze medals.

Medal standings.