Iran's President Congratulates Winning World Wushu Championships

Iranian wushu practitioner Haniyeh Rajabi

Iranian wushu practitioner Haniyeh Rajabi

China became runner-up with seven gold medals and one silver. She finished top in the 75 kg women's sanda category, overcoming Evgeniya Stepanova of Russian Federation in the final. When I went for the World Championships, I was committed to win gold for the country. Currently, China leads the medal tally with 15 gold medals with Iran in second place with eight. Additionally, Haniyeh Rajabi earned 9.45 points to stand on the third podium in the Shuang Jian form of Taolu competitions.

A female contestant from Hong Kong notched up 9.62 points to collect the gold.

Wushu is composed of two disciplines: Taolu and Sanda. The game first came to India in 1989.

In the minus 70 kg category, Maryam Hashemi breezed past her Philippine rival and got the gold.

Even before, she has shown her field competence in Wushu by bagging a number of medals in both national and worldwide events.

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The Iranian athletes snatched seven gold and one silver medals to finish in first place.

Bhanu Pratap Singh claimed a bronze medal in the men's sanda 60 kg category as well while Rajinder Singh won the same in the men's 90 kg category. Milad Arefi Magham overcame a representative from Egypt in the final match of men's minus 90-kilogram division and received the gold medal. Rameshchandra Singh Moirangthem won a bronze medal in the men's sanda 48 kg category.

Sanda, sometimes called Sanshou or Lei tai, has all the combat aspects of wushu, but includes many more grappling techniques.

In contemporary times, Wushu has become an worldwide sport through the global Wushu Federation (IWUF), which holds the World Wushu Championships every two years; the first World Championships were held in 1991 in Beijing and won by Yuan Wen Qing.

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