Pooja’s, Handoo’s silver in World Games a landmark achievement: SAI, WAI

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Aug 10: Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Wushu Association of India (WAI) described the silver medal by Indian Wushu player, Pooja Kadian, a permanent trainee of National Wushu coach Kuldeep Handoo of J&K in the 9th World Games at Cali in Colombia, recently a landmark achievement.
Wushu Association of India in a statement said that Pooja was the first player from India who had qualified for the prestigious Games, wherein around 140 countries with over 30 sports disciplines took part.
The Director General of Sports Authority of India, Jiji Thomson alongwith Director (Teams), Rajinder Singh while lauding the efforts of the duo have advised them to practice harder in the ongoing National Wushu Coaching Camp at Gulmarg for the better results in the forthcoming 12th World Wushu Championship at Malaysia from October 28 to November 6, 2013, 3rd Lusofonia Games at Goa (India) from November 6 to November 10, 2013 and 17th Asian Games at Incheon (Korea) in 2014.
Bhupender Singh Bajwa, president WAI and Manish Kacker, general secretary, WAI alongwith S Owais Ahmed, chairman of WAJK and H K Lohia, president of WAJK have also felt satisfied over the performance of the coach-player pair.
It is pertinent to mention here that it is the third medal for India in the World Games so far and Pooja Kadian earlier has secured silver medal in the Junior World Championship at Bali (Indonesia), bronze in the 5th Asian Junior Wushu Championship at Macau, silver in 11th World Wushu Championship at Turkey bronze in the 8th Asian Wushu Championship at Vietnam.