Nepal’s Sushmita Tamang (left) and Bijaya Sinjali pose after winning gold medals in wushu during the 13th South Asian Games in Lagankhel, Lalitpur on Tuesday.
KATHMANDU, Dec 4: Sushmita Tamang and Bijaya Sinjali won a gold medal each for Nepal in Wushu Taolu held in Lalitpur on Tuesday. Tamang scored 9.44 in the event, whereas Sinjali collected 9.48 points to win respective golds. In changquan, Sinjali overcame Bangladesh’s Mohammad Umar who took silver medal after collecting 9.34 points. India’s Anjul got the third place with 9.16 points.
In women category for same discipline, Tamang overcame Sri Lanka’s PHG Vatsala and Noor Behar Begam who finished on the second and third places with 8.85 and 7.59 points, respectively.
In nanquan, Nepal’s Deepak Hamal collected 9.70 points to lead his fellow national Sajan Lama with 9.61 points on the second place and Bangladesh’s Mohammad Aamir on the third with 8.87 points. In women's category for the same discipline, Nepal’s Nima Gharti Magar is leading with 9.31 points followed by Bangladeshi Morjina Akhthar with 8.80 points and Sri Lankan Sanju Kumari with 7.61 points.
In taijiquan, Sri Lanka’s Tharindu Namal Aniruth is leading the charts with 9.69 points followed by India’s Gyan Das Singh and Nepal’s Hari Prasad Gole in the second and third places with 9.59 and 9.44 points, respectively.
In women's category for the same discipline, Sri Lanka’s MLDTS Gunsekera leads the points table with 9.24 points followed by Nepal’s Mina Ghalan and Bangladesh’s Dipti Das on the second and third places with 9.17 and 8.75 points respectively.
In Sanda for women in 52 kg category, Nepal’s Alina Chaudhary has reached semifinals defeating Bangladesh’s Faminda Tabasum Lim.
In 53 kg for the same discipline, India’s Bidhyapati Chanu defeated Pakistan’s Ruksana Hanif to reach the semifinal.
In 60 kg for the same, India’s Roshibina Devi defeated Bangladesh’s Rita Biswas Puja in single round robin to reach next round.
In 70 kg for the same, Nepal’s Binda Pun defeated Bangladesh’s Basuna Khandokar to reach the next round. In Sanda for men in 53 kg category, India’s Uchit Sharma reached final. He had defeated Nepal’s Amar Sunar in the quarterfinal.