India's Pranav Anand and Ilamparthi AR enjoyed success in Romania ©Getty Images

There was double delight for India at the World Youth Chess Championships in Mamaia in Romania as Pranav Anand and Ilamparthi AR emerged victorious.

Anand triumphed in the open under-16 category with a winning score of 2,542 points.

France’s Augustin Droin had to settle for second with 2,451, while India’s Pranesh M came third with 2,468.

India also came out on top in the open under-14 division courtesy of Ilamparthi’s victory.

Ilamparthi sealed first place with 2,484, beating Poland’s Jakub Seemann and Kazakhstan’s Aldiyar Employee who notched 2,395 and 2,219 respectively.

The open under-18 title was won by Canada’s Shawn Rodrique-Lemieux who finished with 2,615 after 11 rounds.

Germany’s Marius Fromm scored 2,524 for silver, with Kazakhstan’s Kazybek Nogerbek registering 2,521 for bronze.

There was joy for Kazakhstan in the girls' under-14 category as Zarina Nurgaliyeva succeeded with 1,940.

The Kazakh player proved too strong for Russian Alexandra Shvedova who was competing under the International Chess Federation flag due to sanctions imposed on her country in response to the war in Ukraine.

Shvedova clinched silver with 1,893, while Anupam M Sreekumar earned another medal for India with 1,901.

Vietnam’s Hong Nhung Nguyen was crowned girls' under-16 champion after finishing on 2,171, while Machteld van Forest of The Netherlands came second with 2,164 and Davaakhuu Munkhzul of Mongolia placed third with 2,291.

The girls' under-18 title was won by Armenia’s Mariam Mkrtchyan who totalled 2,864 for an emphatic victory.

Estonia’s Anastasia Blue picked up silver with 2,154, while Mongolia’s Bat-Erdene Mungunzul earned 2,256 for bronze.