KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Nepal has added one more gold in wushu at the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) held at the Army Physical Training and Fitness Center in Lagankhel on Wednesday.
On the day, Deepak Hamal won the gold medal adding one to Nepal’s two it won on Tuesday as he collected 19.32 scores in taolu’s nanchwan category.
Earlier on Tuesday, Bijaya Sinjali won a gold medal in the men’s taolu nanchwan category, while Sushmita Gurung claimed one in the women’s category.
On Wednesday in the category, India’s Sajan Lama scored 19.12 to win the silver, while Bangladesh’s Mohammed Amir Hussain was limited to a bronze with the score of 17.17.
In tai chi chuan all rounder category, Sri Lanka’s Tharidu Namal Anurath bagged the gold medal with a score of 18.90, while India’s Gyandas Singh scored 18.74 to win the silver. Likewise, Nepal’s Hari Prasad Gole garnered 18.48 points for the bronze.
Also, in men’s taolu sanshou, India’s Suraj Singh claimed the top prize with a score of 9.66 after he beat Nepal’s Bishwa Budha Magar who had a score of 9.55. In the category, Bangladesh’s Rassail Hussain finished on a bronze with the score of 9.39 along with Sri Lanka’s Hasika Chamira Bandara, who scored 9.07.
Chaudhary, Rai into final
Nepal’s Alina Chaudhary and Juni Rai have advanced into the final of sanda category.
In women’s 52 kg weight category, Chaudhary defeated Pakistan’s Fatima and Rai saw off India’s Bidhyapati Chanu on points basis to go through to the final in women’s 56 kg. Fatima and Chanu have been limited to bronzes. Also, India’s Senthai Devi overcame Sri Lanka’s Dilhani to set the summit clash with Chaudhary, while Sri Lanka’s Madhu Mali beat Bangladesh’s Saki Akhtar to confirm her final place.
Likewise, in women’s 60 kg weight category round robin, Pakistan’s Maira Karamat swept away Bangladesh’s Rita Bishwas Puja, while India’s Dipika got past Bangladesh’s Basuna Khandokar in women’s 70 kg round robin league.
In men’s 52 kg, India’s Sunil Singh beat Nepal’s Ashok Khaling in the point basis to clinch the final place, while Pakistan’s Farhan Ali saw off Sri Lanka’s GM Chandika.
Likewise, in men’s 56 kg, India’s Uchit Singh and Bangladesh’s Sojib Hussain to move closer to the gold. In the semifinals, Sngh defeated Pakistan’s Abdul Khalik and Hussain saw off Sri Lanka’s SR Kumara.
In men’s 60 kg, India’s Bikrant Baliyan and Nepal’s Mangal Tharu reached the final. Baliyan saw off Sri Lanka’s PN Balwardana and Tharu overcame Bangladesh’s Mohammed Milon Ali.
In men’s 64 kg, India’s Ravi Panchal and Sri Lanka’s Nipun Sani will fight for the title as Panchal beat Saddam Hussain, while the latter defeated Bangladesh’s Mohammed Rakib Hussain.
In men’s 70 kg, Pakistan’s Sahajaib Khair and India’s Suraj Yadav will fight for the gold, while Sri Lanka’s Pushpa Kumara and Pakistan’s Maj Khan will face off in the final in men’s 74 kg.
In men’s 80 kg, India’s Nabin beat Bangladesh’s Rubal Khan in the semifinals, setting up a final clash Pakistan’s Sajid Hussain, who defeated Nikesh Shrestha. Likewise, in men’s 85 kg round robin, Pakistan’s Mohammed Amjad Ikbal saw off Sri Lanka’s Madhushanka.