India’s wushu players Gyandash Mayanglambam, Khaidem Bidyashori and Leimapokpam Sanatombi Chanu have won gold, silver and bronze medals respectively at the first ever held BRICS Games which is going on in southern city of China, Guangzhou.
12th South Asian Games 2016 gold medalist, many a times national champion Gyandash won gold medal in men’s taichi event. Wushu players from Russia and Brazil won silver and bronze medals respectively. The Services player also won two bronze medals for India at the Pars Cup 2015.
On the other hand, Bidyashori and Sanatombi who competed in women’s taichi event won silver and bronze medals respectively. China won gold medal in the event.
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The BRICS Games 2017 features five BRICS member countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, with 10 events up for grabs in three sports — men’s basketball, women’s volleyball and wushu for men and women. Around 300 athletes from Brazil, Russia, India, South Africa and China are competing in the Games which will continue till June 21. The BRICS Games is a tournament played among the BRICS countries with a view to developing sports exchange and cooperation, and promoting mutual friendship among BRICS countries.