Sanathoi, Pooja Kadian assure 2 silver medals for India in 13th World Wushu Championship

JAKARTA: Y Sanathoi Devi and Pooja Kadian have assured India of at least two silver medals after entering the finals of their respective weight categories in the 13th World Wushu Championship here at Jakarta.

Asian Games bronze-medalist and Arjuna Awrdee Sanathoi defeated South Korean player Hyebin Kim in straight rounds in below 52-kg semi-finals.

Pooja Kadian defeated Sherouk Mansour of Egypt in 75-kg weight category in straight round and entered in final.

Both the player will against the Chinese players in finals. Sanathoi will compete her final with world champion Lunn Zhang and Pooja Kadian will compete her final with Yuan Li..

However, 2013 World bronze medalist Rajani Deori lost to 2013's World Champion Russia's Ali Abdul Khalikov in prequarterfinals.