Iranian women win 3 gold medals in Wushu World Championship

The 2013 Wushu World Championship was held from Nov. 1st ot Nov. 5th in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Iran was second in the medal count, winning a total of ten medals: seven gold and three bronze.

The Iranian gold medal winners in women’s sanda (sparring) are:
– Elaheh Mansourian (women’s sanda 52kg)
– Maryam Hashemi (women’s sand 65kg)
– Shahrbanu Mansourian (women’s sanda 75kg)

Hanieh Rajabi won a bronze medal in women’s taolu (changquan, compulsory routine).

The Iranian men won a total of four gold and two bronze medals. In men’s sanda:
– Mohsen Mohammad Seifi: gold medal (65kg category)
– Amir Fazli: gold medal (80kg category)
– Hamid Reza Gholipour: gold medal (85kg category)

Men’s taoulu medal winners:
– Mohsen Ahmadi, Ebrahim Fathi, Navid Makvandi: gold in diulian (group routine)
– Farshad Arabi: bronze in nanquan and bronze in nandao.

More information: http://www.payvand.com/news/13/nov/1034.html

About wushu
Wushu is both an exhibition and a full-contact sport derived from traditional Chinese martial arts. It was developed in China after 1949, in an effort to standardize the practice of traditional Chinese martial arts. The term wushu is Chinese for “martial arts” (“Wu” = military or martial, “Shu” = art). In contemporary times, wushu has become an international sport through the International Wushu Federation (IWUF), which holds the World Wushu Championships every two years; the first World Championships were held in 1991 in Beijing and won by Yuan Wen Qing. Competitive wushu is composed of two disciplines: taolu (forms) and sanda (sparring).

Other links:
2013 World Wushu Championships
Wushu in Wikipedia

2013 Wushu Championship - Elaheh Mansourian - Gold Medalist in women's sanda 52kg category

Elaheh Mansourian – Gold Medalist in women’s sanda 52kg category

2013 Wushu Championship - Maryam Hashemi - Gold Medalist in women's sanda 65kg category

Maryam Hashemi – Gold Medalist in women’s sanda 65kg category

2013 Wushu Championship - Shahrbanu Mansourian - Gold Medalist in women's sanda 75kg category

Shahrbanu Mansourian – Gold Medalist in women’s sanda 75kg category

 

 

 

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