Sap shines in Wushu
From Our Corresponden
SHILLONG, Feb 7: India’s Sap Devi won gold for India in the women Wushu Taulu (Changquan) Competition, of the 12th South Asian Games held at the Rising Sun Sports Complex, Assam Rifles, Laitkor.
Sap Devi’s gold came after she scored 9.45 points.
The silver went to Susmita Tamang of Nepal with a score of 8.72 while the bronze went to Pakistan’s zia Parvaiz with a score of 6:30.
In the men’s section India’s Anjul mdeo had to settle for a bronze medal after scoring 8:66 points, the gold went to Sri Lanka’s P.L. H Lakshan with a score of 8:86, the silver went to Bijay Sinjali of Nepal with a score of 8:80 points.
Meanwhile, world silver medalist Yumm Sathoi Devi, in the 52 Kg Sanshou Weight category, entered into the semifils round. In the quarterfil match, Sathoi went on to beat Hima Moazzam of Pakistan in a clean sweep combat sparring.
In another round of 52 Kg Weight category, Sri Lanka’s W P Malisha Madummali lost to Jhara Gurung of Nepal.
In both 60 Kgs Weight categories, Juni Rai of Nepal and and Keisham Devi of India entered Semi Fil by winning against Ety Islam and JS Priyadarshani of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka respectively.
Meanwhile, Kesisham Arunpama Devi beat J.S Priyadarshini of Sri Lanka.
In the Men 60 Kg category, World Silver Medalist Surya Bhanu Pratab Singh defeated Abdullah of Pakistan.
Other athletes who have entered the Semifils match include Karim Faqri of Afghanistan who defeated Rajkumar Rasaili, of Nepal in the 52Kg Weight Category. In the 56 Kg Weight category, Shafiq Hotak of Afghianistan defeated veed Ahmed of Pakistan, while Rajesh Choudhury of Nepal beat Md Aby Sayed.