India were today assured of at least two bronze medals in Wushu with Thoudam Sanathoi Devi and Narender Grewal storming into the semifinals in their respective events on the third day of competitions at the Asian Games, here today.
Sanathoi beat Amgalanjargal Sangidorj of Mongolia in a 2-0 ‘Win By Round’ (WBR) verdict in a dominating performance in her Sanda 52kg category quarterfinal contest here at Ganghwa Dolmens Gymnasium here.
The Manipuri will now meet Zhang Luan of China in the semifinals tomorrow.
Later, Grewal also outplayed his Pakistani opponent Abdullah in the men’s Sanda 60kg quarterfinal contest in an identical 2-0 ‘Win By Round’ (WBR) verdict.
Grewal will face Jean Claude Saclag of Philippines in the semifinals tomorrow.
However, Sajan Lama came a cropper in both men’s Nanquan and Nangun events. He was ninth in Nanquan with a score of 9.06 while he finished 13th in Nangun with a score of 7.95.
In men’s Sanda 75kg, Rajani Deori lost 0-2 on a WBR verdict to Ngo van Sy of Vietnam in the quarterfinals.
India have so far won three medals in the history of Asian Games. W Shandyarani Devi won a silver in women’s Sanda 60kg in 2010 while M Bimoljit Singh bagged a bronze each in men’s Sanda 60kg even in 2006 and 2010.