Grandmaster (GM) Cerdas Barus bagged a gold medal in the speech impaired men's fast chess category during the Papua National Paralympic Week (Peparnas) XVI.

After dominating the top position for six rounds held at the Sahid Entrop Hotel, Jayapura, Papua, and concluding on Monday, Barus recorded a total score of 5.0 as a result of four victories and two draws.

The gold medal bagged by Barus was his third that he contributed to Papua after earlier winning two gold medals in the veteran category at the Papua National Sports Week (PON) XX.

Meanwhile, Catur Suhartono from East Java secured a silver medal in the speech impaired men's fast chess after a 4.5 point score from four victories, a draw, and a loss.

Muhlis, also from East Java, won the bronze medal after a 4.0 point score secured from two victories and four draws.

In the speech impaired women's fast chess category, the gold medal was bagged by North Sumatra chess player Catrina Dewi Haloho, with a 4.5 point score from four victories and a draw.

Haloho was 1.0 point ahead of Aceh chess player Rizki Auliana, with a 3.5 point score from three victories, a draw, and a loss.

The bronze medal was won by Depita Sari from Bangka Belitung, with a 3.0 point score from three victories and two losses.

Some 132 disabled athletes representing 23 provinces across Indonesia participated in the Papua Peparnas XVI chess matches.

The third day of the competition will conclude with several fast chess matches.

These matches are in the category of blind single men and women B1 and B2, B3, the physically disabled, and the speech impaired.

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Editor: Sri Haryati