Aparna Sharma Secures Gold Medal in Wushu at the 2024 BRICS Games

Aparna Sharma

In a remarkable display of skill and determination, Indian wushu athlete Aparna Sharma clinched the gold medal at the 2024 BRICS Games held in Kazan, Russia. The BRICS Games, also known as the BRICS Sports Games, is an international multi-sport competition organized annually by countries belonging to the economic association BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa). The 2024 edition took place in Kazan, Russia, from June 12 to June 23.

Aparna Sharma’s triumph at the BRICS Games

Aparna Sharma, representing India, competed in the discipline of wushu. Wushu is a traditional Chinese martial art that combines elements of combat, acrobatics, and self-defence. Aparna’s dedication and rigorous training paid off as she secured the coveted gold medal in her category.

The BRICS Games featured athletes from more than 60 countries, making it a truly global event. Despite tough competition, Aparna’s exceptional performance stood out, earning her the top spot on the podium.

Medals Galore for Indian Wushu Contingent

Indian wushu players bagged a total of eight medals from this tournament which included one gold, three silver and four bronze medals. In the women’s 65kg category, Nikita Bansal missed out on a gold losing her bout to the Iranian Soheila Mansourian Semiromi, settling for a silver, and in the women’s 56kg category, Jahanvi Mehra bagged a bronze.

Sunil Singh Mayanglambam and Surya Bhanu Pratap Singh both lost their final bout against the native Arsen Umalatov and Shamil Lavazanov in the men’s 56kg & 65kg category respectively and dawned the silver medal.

Vikrant Baliyan and Anuj lost their semi-final matches in their men’s 75kg and 52kg categories respectively, settling for a Bronze. Earlier, Karnajit Hanjabam won the first and only medal in Wushu-Taolu as he bagged a bronze medal in men’s Taijiquan.

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