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Wushu World Championships: Pooja Kadian clinches India’s elusive gold

Pooja Kadian

India’s Pooja Kadian created history as she bagged India’s first ever gold medal at Wushu World Championships in Kazan, Russia. Pooja won the medal by defeating Evgeniya Stepanova in the final yesterday.

Among other Indian winners, Rameshchandra Singh Moirangthem won a bronze medal in the men’s Sanda 48 kg category. Another Bronze medal from Bhanu Pratap Singh came in the men’s Sanda 60 kg category. Rajinder Singh also won a bronze in the men’s 90 kg category.

On his way to the medal, Singh had defeated Russia’s Bozigit Ataev 2-1 to progress to the semi-finals, prior to getting thrashed 1-2 by Iran’s Milad Arefi.

The last medal for India which came from Arunpama Devi Keisham who won in the 65 kg Sanda category in the women’s section after thrashing Switzerland’s Pricilla Staubli 2-0 in the last-eight clash. Currently, China leads the medal tally with 15 gold medals with Iran in second place with eight.

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