Grandmaster is the title most sought after in the sport of chess achievement. This title will be pinned by chess athletes who are judged to have talent, directly by the World Chess Federation. Currently, the youngest Grandmaster owned by the Indonesian Team is Medina Warda Aulia (23).
Medina’s career in the national chess world is beyond doubt. Even at the international level, Medina has given many awards to the country.
The woman who was born on July 7, 1997 started with her father’s love for chess, which infected the media since she was a child. Known to have an interest and talent in chess, Medina’s father decided to enter his daughter into a chess school which is owned by one of the chess legends Tim Indonesia Utut Adianto in 2007.
With the guidance of the man who now also serves as the General Chair of the Indonesian Chess Association (Percasi), Medina’s talents became increasingly honed, until slowly but surely his name began to be recognized at the national level.
Like when he was a junior, Medina, who was still 11 years old, won the world student title at the World School Chess Championship in Greece.
Meanwhile, Medina won the Grandmaster title in 2013, to be precise, when this beautiful woman was 16 years and 2 months old. At that time, she received the title of the youngest Female Grandmaster, after defeating a Russian chess player. This led her to become the youngest female Grandmaster in the country.
Even more proud of Medina is that, apart from having a successful career as an international athlete, he has also recently completed his studies in the department of administration, University of Indonesia.
One of Medina’s most proud achievements at the international level, is successfully presenting a gold medal at the 2019 Philippines SEA Games stage. Besides also delivering the Indonesian Team to rank seventh in the World Chess League which was held recently.