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11-year-old Filipino American chess player wins double gold

Megan Paragua has won double gold at FIDE World Cadet Rapid and Blitz Championship in Durres, Albania, US Chess News reports.

According to GMA News Online, the competition drew over 300 participants. Paragua was the top seed in the U-12s.

Filipinos and Filipino Americans are rallying behind the young chess phenom. On May 8, Paragua had a phone call with Philippine Consul General Senen Mangalile in New York, ABS CBN reports.

“This is going to be with me forever,” said Paragua per ABS CBN. “This is an accomplishment that not everyone can do.”

Mangalile congratulated the chess champion on her accomplishments.

“We’re very proud of what she has accomplished and I think she’s representative of the quality of the younger generation in the Filipino-American community. We at the consulate will always be here to offer any support we can, but more on the celebration of her Filipino heritage and the national pride that we feel whenever accomplished persons like her,” said Mangalile, according to GMA News Online.

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