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Andrei Tersintsev wins silver medal at World Chess Championship

09:28 | 06.06.2017 | Sport

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Penza, 6 June 2017. PenzaNews. Andrei Tersintsev from the Penza region occupied the second place among persons with disabilities confined to a wheelchair at the World Chess Championship for athletes with spinal cord injury that finished in Slovakia on Monday, June 5.

Andrei Tersintsev wins silver medal at World Chess Championship

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"The competition lasted nine days, there were nine rounds," the chairman of the regional federation for disabled athletes “Povolzhye” and head of the regional sports federation for people with locomotor injuries Vladimir Novikov told PenzaNews.

He explained that Andrei Tersintsev had gained victory over 40 participants losing only to an athlete from India.

"Athletes from 12 countries took part in the competition," the interlocutor noted.

Vladimir Novikov added that in the overall standing he had occupied the 6th position.

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