Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Indian Wushu team wins 12 medals in International Tournament

The Indian wushu team has fetched a
rich haul of one gold, four silver and
seven bronze medals at the fifth
International Pars Wushu Cup in
Tehran. L. Budhachandra Singh won a
gold medal in the 56 kg category,
beating Masod Ansari of Iran in the
final. MukeshChoudhry lost his final
against Asian Games gold-medallist
Mohsen Seifi, while Rajani Deori went
down to Sajas Abbasi ofIran in the
summit clash.
In the last edition, the Indian team won
two silver and three bronze medals in
the tournament at Zenjan, Iran. A total
of Nineteen teams from 18 countries
took part in this championship.
Wushu was developed in China after
1949, in an effort to standardize the
practice of traditional Chinese
martial arts.
In contemporary times, wushu has
become an international sport
through the International Wushu
Federation (IWUF), which holds the
World Wushu Championships every
two years.
The term wushu is Chinese for
"martial arts".
Competitive wushu is composed of
two disciplines: taolu and sanda.