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Assam’s Swarnashish Chatterjee won Bronze medal at World Youth Team Championships in Netherlands

India U-31 bridge team beats China to win bronze at World Youth Team Championships

India’s Under-31 bridge team won a historic bronze medal at the recently concluded World Youth Championships at Veldhoven, Netherlands, on Monday.

India beat China by 12 IMPs. The match was played over three sets and 54 boards. They took a slender lead of three IMPs after first set (43-40) but lost the second set 27-36, with the lead shifting to China. However, in the last set, the Indians clinched the issue 42-28 to bag the World Youth Championships bronze medal. At the same time, France claimed the gold medal while the silver went to Belgium.

Mr.Swarnashish Chatterjee, from Assam is an Assistant Manager ( Electrical) of Guwahati Refinery , a member of the Indian team under U-31 junior category is among one who won bronze in the 18th World Youth Teams Bridge Championships which was held in Netherlands from 30th July to 7th August, 2023. A member of Assam Bridge Association, Mr. Chatterjee is also the first player from Assam to represent India in any international event on Bridge.

India U-31 team was led by coach and non-playing captain Shib Nath Dey Sarkar. Shib Nath won a gold medal at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games. Meanwhile, the Indian team was represented by three pairs of Sayantan Kushari-Sagnik Roy, Pritam Das-Souvik Kar, and Swarnashish Chatterjee-Wrik Chakraborty.

Bridge is also a part of the Asian Games to be held in Hangzhou, China. The Indian senior team will earlier take part in the World Championship to be held in Morocco later this month.


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