India have gained 11 medals already within the 2023 Asian Video games in Hangzhou, China, together with two gold medals on Monday in girls’s cricket and males’s 10m air rifle workforce occasion.
Manipur’s Naorem Roshibina Devi on Monday ensured India would add one other to their tally sooner slightly than later, their first in Wushu within the ongoing Video games. She assured India of the medal by qualifying for the semi-finals of the Girls’s 60 kg Wushu (Sanda) occasion, thus staying in competition for a bronze on the very least.
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She outplayed her opening opponent within the quarter-final, Aiman Karshyga of Kazakhstan, convincingly via factors distinction.
Roshibina Devi had gained the bronze medal on the final Asian Video games in the identical class.
Notably, she was a gold medallist in the identical class on the 2019 South Asian Video games.
Within the males’s part, Surya Bhanu Partap Singh reached quarter-finals after successful his pre-quarters bout in opposition to Islombek Khaydarov of Uzbekistan within the 60kg class in Sanda.
His bout lasted three rounds because the Indian prevailed 2-1.
Partap, additionally a bronze medallist from the earlier version of the Asian Video games, has gained a few medals of the identical color within the World Wushu Championships.
He additionally gained the gold medal within the 2016 South Asian Video games.
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Within the remaining males’s bout of the day within the 65 kg class, Vikrant Baliyan was knocked out within the pre-quarters by Samuel Marbun of Indonesia by a 1-2 margin.
Though the bout was carefully contested, the Indian struggled to match his opponent’s agility and pace.
Baliyan is a bronze medallist of the 2019 World Wushu Championships, apart from successful the gold medal through the 2019 South Asian Video games.
With inputs from PTI
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