South Asian Games: India finish on top in wushu

Shillong, Feb 10 (IANS) India’s wushu team clinched 11 gold, two silver and three bronze medals to finish as toppers at the end of their campaign in the 12th South Asian Games here on Wednesday.

Pakistan won two gold, two silver and six bronze medals while Nepal secured one gold, 10 silver and a bronze medal.

In the men’s competition (Taijiquan and Taijijian), M. Gyandash Singh of India grabbed a gold with a score of 18.53 points, leaving behind silver medallist Hari Prashad Gole of Nepal with 17.62 points.

The bronze went to M.D. Rahmotullah Kisor of Bangladesh with a score of 16.80 points.

In the women’s competition (Taijiquan and Taijijian), India’s L. Sanatombi Chanu clinched the gold to emerge triumphant with 18.62 points.

Nepal’s Sabita Rai who secured 17.70 points got the silver while Pakistan’s Komal Emmanuel bagged the bronze with 14.16 points.

In men’s Sanshou, India grabbed three gold with Uchit Sharma (52 kg), Ravi Panchal (56 kg), Surya Bhanu Pratap Singh (60 kg) emerging winners in their respective weight categories.

Pakistan’s Syed Maratib Ali and Maz Khan won a gold medal defeating Shekib Haidari of Afghanistan and Mukesh Choudhary of India in the 65 kg and 70 kg categories.

In the women’s Sanshou event, Y. Sanathoi Devi (52 kg), Anupama Devi (60 kg), Puja Kadian (70 kg) emereged victorious grabbing all gold medals.

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