The 15-year-old Aakanksha Hagawane topped the girls’ U-16 section by bagging nine points from 11 games.(Hindustan Times).
“This is my first title of a world champion. And I am very glad the tournament ended like this. Honestly speaking, I didn’t have some certain expectations about the Championship, I just tried to do my best in every round. My personal coach did not come with me to Khanty-Mansiysk, but we have another coach in our delegation, who helped me along the tournament,” Aakanksha was quoted as saying by the official website of the tournament.