Pooja Kadian created history as she bagged India’s first ever gold medal at the World Wushu Championships on Wednesday. The three-time World Championships silver medallist Pooja, struck gold in the 75 kg of the women’s Sanda competition. She defeated Evgeniya Stepanova of Russia in the final.
Along with her, Ramesh Chandra Singh (48kg sanda), Surya Bhanu Partap Singh (60kg sanda), Rajinder Singh (90kg sanda) and K Arunpama Devi (65kg sanda) won Bronze medals at the championship.
Speaking about her win, Pooja said, “It was very tough at the World Championships. There was too much pressure on me. But I am happy, I gave my best.” “I have been training very hard for this from the last six months. All my coaches trained me really well,” she added.