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Indian wushu team wins 12 medals in Int’l Wushu Cup

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The 5th International Pars Wushu Cup concluded successfully at Azadi Sports Complex, Tehran, Iran from 18th – 21th September, 2015. More than 200 Wushu athletes took part in this championship.

  • The Indian wushu team fetched a rich haul of one gold, four silver and seven bronze medals at the 5th International Pars Wushu Cup in Tehran

PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES

Nineteen teams from 18 countries took part in this championship.

Iran America
Russia Sweden
Azerbaijan Bulgaria
Georgia Hong Kong
India Indonesia
Iraq Kazakhstan
Pakistan Philippines
Turkmenistan Vietnam
Afghanistan Armenia

 

WINNERS

  • L. Budhachandra Singh won a gold medal in the 56kg category, beating Masod Ansari of Iran in the final. Mukesh Choudhry lost his final against Asian Games gold-medallist Mohsen Seifi, while Rajani Deori went down to Sajas Abbasi of Iran in the summit clash.
  • In the last edition, the Indian team won two silver and three bronze medals in the tournament at Zenjan, Iran

KEYS

  • Wushu sport is of China origin and also called Kung fu, CMA, WS
  • The term wushu is Chinese for “martial arts”
  • Composed of two disciplines – taolu and sanda
  • International Wushu Federation (IWUF), which holds the World Wushu Championships every two years