Wushu World Championships: Pooja Kadian creates history by winning India’s first gold medal – Pooja finished on top of the podium in the women’s 75 kg women’s category by defeating Evgeniya Stepanova of Russia in the final.
Pooja Kadian wins India’s first ever Gold medal at the Wushu World Championship on Wednesday (IOA)
India’s Pooja Kadian created history on Wednesday when she won the country’s first ever gold medal at the Wushu World Championships being held in Kazan. Pooja finished on top of the podium in the women’s 75 kg women’s category by defeating Evgeniya Stepanova of Russia in the final.
Pooja, who went past Egypt’s Heba Abdelkader 2-0 in the semis, is among the five Indian medal winners in the 14th edition of the World Championships.
Rameshchandra Singh Moirangthem (men’s sanda 48 kg), Bhanu Pratap Singh (men’s sanda 60 kg) and Rajinder Singh (men’s 90 kg) claimed bronze medals.
In the women’s section, Arunpama Devi Keisham joined Pooja among the medal winners by claiming bronze in 65 kg sanda category.