She outplayed her opening opponent in the quarter-final, Aiman Karshyga of Kazakhstan, convincingly through points difference
Naorem Roshibina Devi (Pic: PTI)
Naorem Roshibina Devi qualified for the semi-finals in the Women’s 60 kg Wushu (Sanda) to assure India of another medal here on Monday. She outplayed her opening opponent in the quarter-final, Aiman Karshyga of Kazakhstan, convincingly through points difference.
Roshibina Devi had won the bronze medal at the last Asian Games in the same category. In the men’s section, Surya Bhanu Partap Singh reached quarter-finals after winning his pre-quarters bout against Islombek Khaydarov of Uzbekistan in the 60kg category in Sanda.
His bout lasted three rounds as the Indian prevailed 2-1. In the final men’s bout of the day in the 65 kg category, Vikrant Baliyan was knocked out in the pre-quarters by Samuel Marbun of Indonesia by a 1-2 margin.
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