Cyrus Pereira

In the Boys Under 11 section, Cyrus Pereira created history by becoming the first Goan boy to win a medal
at the International level. Cyrus finished with 6.5 out of a possible 8 points and was tied with Iran’s Saleh Mirza.
Cyrus, by virtue of his rating, started as the second seed, and Saleh Mirza was clearly the hot favourite as he had
beaten former World Champion Sahej Grover in the World Youth Championships which were conducted last year in
Turkey. Nevertheless, Cyrus fought hard to get a draw in the last round with Mirza and thus he got a Gold medal in his very first attempt at the Asian Schools Championships.

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