Ayapana Toshibala Ngangom finished 7th in Women’s Shuangjian Gunshu event, while Indian team comprising Anjul Namdeo, Aditya Kumar and Chirag Sharma finished 7th in Men’s Taolu Duilian at the 14th Wushu World Championship, Kazan 2017.
Toshibala who finished 12th in Gunshu and 24th in Changquan, couldn’t impress referees even in Gunshu and scored only 8.80 points to finish at 7th out of 10 participants.
The Gold medal of the event was won by Hong Konh’s Tianhui Zheng with 9.62 point, while Ukranian Liudmyla Temna won Silver with 9.47 point and Iranian Hanieh Rajabi won Bronze with 9.45 points.
Shuangjian is a Chinese martial arts traditional weapon technique of the Wushu, in which a participant uses two-handed double-edged straight sword known as Jian.
In the Men’s Taolu Duilian event, Indian Team comprising Anjul Namdeo, Aditya Kumar and Chirag Sharma finished 7th.
Indian team scored 8.97 points and it earned them 7th position out of 9 teams.
Iran won the Gold with 9.61 points, while Korea and Ukrain won Silver and Bronze respectively with 9.48 and 9.47 points.
The Duilian aka Dual events are not compulsory team routines in Taolu event in which a team show the martial arts skill using weapons, without weapons, bare hand against weapons. Duilian events’ actions are choreographed and also allows instrumental music to accompany the choreography during the performance. The carpet used for the group event is also larger than the one used for individual routines.