Sanathoi Devi Yunman

Guwahati: Sanathoi Devi Yunman on Wednesday won a silver medal at the 15th World Wushu Championships in Shanghai.

The Manipuri wushu player won a silver in the women’s 52 kg category after losing the final against Yueyao Li.

The Sports Authority of India took to Twitter to congratulate her. It said, “Congratulations #SanathoiDeviYunman wins silver in the Women’s 52KG #Wushu category at the 15th #WorldWushuChampionships in Shanghai.”

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An Arjuna Awardee, this is Devi’s fourth world championship medal. She won a bronze medal at the Incheon Asian Games 2014.

She also won three consecutive silver medals at the world championships, which were held in Turkey 2011, Malaysia 2013 and Jakarta 2015. She missed out on a medal at the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games.

Meanwhile, Praveen Kumar became the first Indian man to win a Wushu World Championships gold, beating Philippines’ Russel Diaz in the 48 kg category.

Wushu is a Chinese martial art that combines full-contact kickboxing, including close-range punches and kicks, with wrestling, takedowns, throws, sweeps and kick catches.

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