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Chess challengers hand Iran world second spot

TEHRAN, Sept. 4 (Mehr News Agency) - Iran celebrated the second title at the 9th world student chess competitions in former Nigerian capital Lagos Sunday night.

China stood top with 28.5 points, five more than Iran's, and the Netherlands won the third title on 21.5.

Iranian grand master Ehsan Qaem-Maqami retained his title, bagging bronze in men's event and Mona Mahini handed the country the first ever medal as she snatched the silver.

The Iranian team is scheduled to return home Tuesday morning.

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