Asian Games: Sanathoi, Narender give India two wushu bronze medals

Sep 23, 2014, 19:34 IST | PTI

India had to settle for two bronze medals in wushu after Sanathoi Devi and Narender Grewal lost their respective semi-final bouts in the sanda category in the 17th Asian Games

Incheon: Wushu players delivered two bronze through Yumnam Sanathoi Devi and Narender Grewal after they lost their respective semifinal contests to cap off India's campaign on an impressive note on the fourth day of the competitions at the Asian Games here today.

Sanathoi settled for the bronze after she lost her semi-final bout to Chinese Luan Zhang in wushu women's sanda (52kg). The Manipuri girl lost 0-2 to the Chinese.

Shortly after, Grewal also had to content himself with a bronze medal after he lost his men's sanda (60kg) wushu semi-final bout to Filipino Saclag Jean Claude.

Earlier in the day, Y. Sapana Devi finished seventh in the final of the women's changquan event. Sapana scored 9.27 points out of 10 as she collected 4.7 for quality of management, 2.57 for overall performance and two for degree of difficulty.

Though Macau's Man Cho Sou and Iran's Hanieh Rajabi also finished with 9.27 points, they have been ranked eighth and ninth, respectively, on the basis of lesser number marks for degree of difficulty.

Cho Sou bagged 1.9 points for degree of difficulty to be placed higher than Rajabi, who got 1.85 points.

China's Wencong Kan won gold with 9.75 while Hong Kong's Xiaoling Geng walked away with silver, collecting 9.66 points, which is 0.3 better than bronze medal winner Ni Yan Tan of Singapore.

India's tally in wushu from the Asian Games is now five. W. Shandyarani Devi won a silver in women's sanda 60kg in 2010, while M Bimoljit Singh bagged a bronze each both in 2006 and 2010 in men's Sanda 60kg event. 

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