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Itanagar: Four wushu players from Arunachal Pradesh have been selected to represent India in the upcoming Asian Junior Wushu Championship to be held from July 4-6 in Malaysia.

The players were selected to represent the country following their performance in the 64th National School Games Wushu 2018-19, which concluded in Jharkhand on January 13.

The selected players are Paya Taku (48 kg, U-17 category), Taug Ama (60 kg, U-17), Dorjee Drema Dingla (56 kg, U-17) and Onilu Tega (48 kg, U-19).

Meanwhile, the Arunachal Pradesh girls’ team of U-17 and U-19 won the overall “team championship trophy” in the 64th National School Games Wushu 2018-19. The Arunachal team won seven medals during the tournament. The U-17 girls’ team from the state also won the second runner-up trophy during the championship.

While Dorjee Drema Dingla (56 kg) and Taug Ama (60 kg) won the gold, Paya Taku (48 kg) won silver and Gyamar Kana (45 kg) bagged a bronze medal. In the U-19 category, Onilu Tega (48 kg) won the gold, and Rinchin Lamu Megeji (45 kg) and Chera Yagu (56 kg) won a bronze medal each.

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