On September 25, Monday, Roshibina Devi Naorem secured a medal for India in Wushu, after she reached the semi-final in the women’s 60kg category. At the Xiaoshan Guali Sports Centre Sanda, the star performer for the Indians in the sport of Wushu defeated Aiman Karshyga of Kazakhstan by WPD (Winner by Gap Point).
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Notably, the Manipur-born Wushu player has been a former bronze medal winner for Team India at the Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang.
Notably, the Manipur-born Wushu player has been a former bronze medal winner for Team India at the Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang. In 2018, Roshibina Devi Naorem had defeated Mubashra Akhtar of Pakistan in the quarter-final to secure a medal, but she had to settle with bronze, after the eventual gold medal winner from Cai Yingying of China defeated her in the semi-final.
Wushu has been gaining a lot of attention in India in recent times, after a diplomatic issue cost three of the athletes from the country to travel to China. Mepung Lamgu, Nyeman Wangsu and Onilu Tega from Arunachal Pradesh were left stranded in New Delhi, even after qualifying for their respective wushu events.
They had actually received their accreditation to go to China from Hangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee (HAGOC), which serves as an entry visa. But, for some reason, they were unable to download the document, which was necessary upon arrival to Hangzhou, which led to them not boarding the flight with the rest of the Indian wushu team.