Gold medallist World Chess Olympiad 2020, Under-18 World Youth Championship (Rapid)
Nihal Sarin, a chess prodigy, achieved the title of Grandmaster at the age of 14. He is also the fourth-youngest player in history to cross the Elo rating mark of 2600, accomplishing this feat at the age of 14. Nihal won the Gold Medal as part of the Indian team in the 2020 FIDE Chess Olympiad held online. He won the U-18 World Youth Championship held online in rapid format in 2020. In 2019, aged 15, Nihal had become the youngest Indian to play in the World Cup 2019 where he managed to reach the second round. Nihal was the World U-10 champion in 2014 in Durban, South Africa. In 2015, he tied for first place in the World U-12 championship in Porto Carras, Greece taking the silver medal on tiebreaks.