Anand is a great role model, hails IOA

New  Delhi: Indian Olympic Association (IOA) hailed Vishwanathan Anand for  winning the World Chess title for record fifth time in Moscow on Wednesday.

In a statement here, IOA acting president Vijay Kumar Malhotra said Anand has done the country by retaining the World Title.

"Anand has once  again lived up to  the reputation of being  Speed King and in the process he has created a mile stone in the history of chess  by winning the title for the  record fifth   time"

Prof Malhotra said Anand by  his performances  has emerged as a true role model   and great ambassador of India. "I wish him more success in future"