Thoudam Sanathoi Devi had a easy win in the quarter- finals © Getty Images ( Representational Photo)
Thoudam Sanathoi Devi had a easy win in the quarter- finals © Getty Images ( Representational Photo)

Incheon: Sep 22, 2014 

Wushu player Thoudam Sanathoi Devi today assured herself of at least a bronze in women’s Sanda 52kg category after storming into the semi-finals 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 quarterfinal contest here at Ganghwa Dolmens Gymnasium here.

The Manipuri will now meet Zhang Luan of China in the semifinals tomorrow.

Sanathoi will be the third Indian to have won a medal in wushu in the Asian Games while her medal will be the fourth won by the country in the history of multi-sporting event.

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.

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.

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