Who: Sapna Devi
What: Won gold in women Wushu Taulu competition
When: 7 February 2016
Sapna Devi on 7 February 2016 clinched 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 in Shillong.
Sapna bagged gold after scoring 9.45 points. The silver went to Susmita Tamang of Nepal with a score of 8.72. Pakistan’s Nazia Parvaiz had to settle for the bronze with a score of 6:30 points.
In the men’s section, India’s Anjul Namdeo was able to bag a bronze medal after scoring 8:66 points. The gold went to Sri Lankan player 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.
About Wushu sports
• Wushu is an exhibition and a full-contact sport.
• It is derived from traditional Chinese martial arts.
• At present, wushu has become an international sport through the International Wushu Federation (IWUF). The federation organizes the World Wushu Championships every two years.
About 2016 South Asian Games
• The 2016 South Asian Games, officially the XII South Asian Games, is a major multi-sport event.
• A total of 2672 athletes are scheduled to compete in 228 events over 23 sports.
• Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 2016 South Asian Games in Guwahati on 5 February 2016.
• The event will be concluded on 16 February 2016 in Guwahati and Shillong, India.