Dronavalli Harika wins bronze in World Women’s chess championship

Indian chess Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika on 6 April 2015 won the bronze medal in the World Women’s chess championships along with Swedish Grandmaster Pia Cramling.

In the semifinal match played at Sochi in Russia, Harika lost to Ukraine’s Mariya Muzychuk and settled to Bronze medal with US $ 20,000.

World Women’s chess championship’s winners are

  • Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) – Won Gold medal along with US $ 60,000 by 2.5 points.
  • Natalija Pogonina (Russia) – Won Silver medal along with US $ 30,000 by 1.5 points.

About Women’s World Chess Championship

It is played to determine the women’s world champion in chess. It is administered by World Chess Federation (FIDE).

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