India have been on top in the ongoing 43rd World Chess Olympiad at Batumi, Georgia. India, led by former world champion Vishwanathan Anand, has been faring well. However, it looks like India are not only shining on but also off the scenes. India player Nikhilesh Jain made the headlines as he proposed to his long-time girlfriend and Colombian International Master, Franco Angela ahead of China and Colombia’s second-league battle at the Olympiad yesterday. The couple have been in a relationship since the past few years and took a major step ahead in their association amidst star players like Anand, P. Harikrishna, Fabiano Caruana etc.
Anand was present in the celebrations and wished the couple as well. Nikhilesh and Angela met for the first time in Barcelona and their relationship blossomed in the following competitions.
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Aditya Sahay, a former cricket reporter/writer and statistician, has shifted gears to other sports (primarily badminton, tennis, kabaddi, hockey, golf etc). While cricket remains his first love, he enjoys covering and writing on kabaddi, hockey and tennis. He dons Germanys jersey during FIFA and believes Dhoni Dhoni hai, isko (aur) mauka mila toh bahut aage jayega