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Asian Games: Roshibina Devi settles for silver in Women’s 60kg Wushu

Asian Games: Roshibina Devi settles for silver in Women’s 60kg Wushu

Roshibina Devi becomes only the second Indian to grab a silver medal in Wushu at the Asian Games. She lost to China's Wu Xiaowei in final

Roshibina Devi bettered her bronze medal from Jakarta in 2018 as she clinched a silver in Wushu at the Asian Games 2023. Competing in the Women’s 60kg final, the 23-year old lost to China’s Wu Xiaowei on Thurdsday, 28th September.

Roshibina Devi becomes only the second Indian to grab a silver medal at the Asiad. Sandhyarani Devi had earlier won the silver in the 2010 edition of the Games. She has also given India its 23rd medal in the ongoing edition of the multi-nation event.

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Wu Xiaowei too good for Roshibina Devi

In the Asian Games final against local heavyweight Wu Xiaowei, the Indian found the going tough. The Chinese had an aggressive tart in the first round and began with a splendid take down on Roshibina.

The Manipuri athlete tried to bounce back. She got hold of Wu’s leg to push her out to the edges. However she was unsuccessful and gave away a 1-0 lead to the Chinese. In the second round, Wu sealed the issue with an attack on Roshibina Devi’s torso. With that she sealed the gold.

Earlie, Roshibina defeated Vietnam’s Thi Thu Thuy Nguyen 2-0 in the semi-finals to confirm atleast a silver medal for India. In the quarterfinal she beat Kazakhstan’s Aiman Karshyga by WPD (winner by point difference). India habe now won 10 medals overall in Wushu at the Asian Games. It includes – one silver and eight bronze.

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