Wushu Current Affairs - 2019
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India won four bronze medals in Wushu sporting event (all in Sanda style) at Jakarta-Palembang 2018 Asian Games held in Indonesia. It was India’s best performance so far in Wushu in Asian Games as in Incheon games in 2014, India had won just two bronze medals.
Four bronze medals winners are
- Roshibina Devi: 60kg category.
- Santosh Kumar: 56kg category.
- Surya Bhanu Partap Singh: 60kg category.
- Narender Grewal: 65kg category. He had earlier won bronze in Sanda 60kg in 2014 Asian Games.
Wushu is Chinese Kung-fu. It is martial art form that deals with exhibition and full-contact sport derived from traditional Chinese martial arts. It is different from other combat sports as it is a mix of kick-boxing and wrestling. It is made up of two disciplines, namely Taoulu (forms) and Sanda (sparring). Sanda comprises combative aspect of art-form, while Taoulu involves demonstration of the moves, acrobatic routines and techniques that that are implemented in Sanda. Wushu is international sport governed through International Wushu Federation (IWUF).
India’s Sapna Devi has won gold for India in the women Wushu Taulu (Changquan) Competition at the 12th South Asian Games (SAG).
She won the medal after scoring 9.45 pts. The silver medal was won by Susmita Tamang of Nepal with a score of 8.72 and bronze medal was won by Nazia Parvaiz of Pakistan with a score of 6:30 pts.
- Gold Medal: L. H Lakshan (Sri Lanka) with 8:86 points.
- Silver Medal: Bijay Sinjali (Nepal) with 8:80 points.
- Bronze Medal: Anjul Namdeo (India) with 8:66 points.
Wushu sports: It is an exhibition and a full-contact sport derived from traditional Chinese martial arts. It is international sport governed through the International Wushu Federation (IWUF).