Guangzhou, June 20: Indian athletes, players continue to make the whole country proud in the national as well as in global events. Indian contingent won six medals including two each in gold, silver and bronze in the Wushu competition of the BRICS Games, which concluded here on Monday.
On the first day of the event, M. Gyandas won gold medal in Taijiquan/Taijijian while M. Bidheswari Devi won silver and L. Sanatgombhi Chanu won bronze in Taijiquan/Taijijian event. On the final day of the event, the Indian team won three more medals - one gold, one silver and one bronze in the Five-Nation Wushu completion.
Anjul Namdev bagged the gold medal in Changquan overall event while Ng. Toshibala won silver in Women's Changquan event and Sajan Lama settled for a bronze medal in Nanquan all round Event. Interestingly, Indian Wushu players gave tough competition to Wushu's powerhouses China and Russia with other two teams Brazil and South Africa.
The first edition of the BRICS Games was opened on Saturday. It featured some 300 athletes from five countries- Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa with 10 events in 3 sports - men's basketball, women's volleyball and Wushu. Notably, the launch of the first BRICS Games was marked as an important consensus reached at the 8th BRICS summit in Goa, India, last October. However, China will host the 9th BRICS summit in September this year in the coastal city of Xiamen in Fujian province.