Asian Games Day 5
The contest proved to be a formidable challenge for Roshibina, as Wu Xiaowei wasted no time asserting her dominance. In the opening rounds, the Chinese powerhouse exhibited her prowess and began with a spectacular takedown of Roshibina. The local favorite’s aggressive first round set the tone, and she clinched the round convincingly, gaining an early 1-0 lead.
Undeterred by the setback, Roshibina Devi, hailing from Manipur, made valiant efforts to turn the tide in her favor. She managed to get hold of Wu’s leg in an attempt to push her towards the edges of the mat. However, her efforts proved to be in vain, as round one belonged to the skilled Chinese athlete.
The second round witnessed a watchful and determined Wu Xiaowei, who sealed the outcome with a decisive attack on Roshibina Devi’s torso. With this move, Wu secured her victory and solidified her status as the reigning champion.
Roshibina Devi’s journey to the silver medal was a testament to her dedication and skill in the sport. Notably, she had previously won a bronze medal in the 2018 edition of the Asian Games held in Jakarta. Her impressive performance in this year’s competition added another valuable accolade to her growing list of achievements in wushu sanda.
While Roshibina fell short of the gold medal, her remarkable journey and her commendable effort on the mat earned her the respect and admiration of fans and fellow athletes alike. Her silver medal serves as a testament to her talent and determination in the world of wushu sanda.
(With PTI inputs)