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One gold, one silver in wushu

M Punshiva Meitei clinched a gold medal and Swachacha Jatav bagged a silver for India in the men's and women's Nanquan events of wushu, respectively in the 12th South Asian Games on Monday.

India now have two gold, one silver and one bronze in their kitty.

Metei finished on top with 9.20 points to win the gold ahead of his rivals from Nepal and Sri Lanka who settled for silver and bronze respectively at the Rising Sports Complex, Assam Rifles in Latikor here.

In the women's section, Jatav had to be content with a silver with 8.20 points behind Nepal's Nina Dhartimagar, while Muksana Akhtar bagged the bronze for Pakistan.

Meanwhile, three more medals have been assured in wushu with Sanathoi Devi (52kg), Arunpama Devi (60kg) and Pooja Kadian (70 Kg) entering finals in their respective sections.

In the men's section, six are in contention, having advanced into the semis on Monday. Sixteen gold medals are up for grabs in wushu.
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