Young wushu player Naorem Roshibina representing India won gold medal for India at the 9th Asian Junior Wushu Championships 2017, Gumi City,Korea. Roshibina, daughter of Naorem Damu and Naorem Romila, from Kwaksiphai Mayai Leikai, competed in women’s sanshou event and defeated her opponent in the final to win the gold medal. Sanshou also called Sanda or Lei tai has all the combat aspects of wushu and includes grappling techniques.
Besides Roshibina, Vikrant Maliyan also won gold medal for India in the championships.
Roshibina had earlier won a silver medal in girl’s 48kg in the 6th World Junior Wushu Championships 2016 , which was held from September 25th to October 3rd 2016 at Burgas in Bulgaria.
In taolu events, Salam Marshal and Achom Tapas bagged bronze medals in their respective categories.
India won 10 medals with 2 gold, 2 silver and 6 bronze medals and won 3rd position in sanshou event. Indian was represented by 20-member wushu team: Lovpreet, Vikrant Maliyan, K Shekharjit Singh, Suraj Yadav, Harish, Namrata Batra, Sanyogita Singh, Naorem Roshibina Devi, Tapash Achom, Swayam S Katke, Hanjaban Karanjit Sharma, Razina Tamang, D Parth, Rohit Jadav, Salam Marshal Singh, Bhooraksha Dubey, Sarika Manoj Gupta, Prem Kumar, Sumit and Dinesh Kumar Mishra.