Roshibina Devi Secures Silver in Wushu at Asian Games, Aims for Gold Despite Disappointment
Indian wushu athlete Roshibina Devi clinches a silver medal at the Asian Games but expresses determination to win gold in the future.
Roshibina Devi Claims Silver in Wushu at Asian Games, Aiming for Gold Despite Setback
Naorem Roshibina Devi has etched her name in Indian sports history at the Asian Games by securing a medal in wushu for the second consecutive time. However, the color of the medal didn’t meet her aspirations, and she remains resolute in her pursuit of gold.
Roshibina Devi attained the silver medal in the Women’s Sanda 60kg wushu category at the Xiaoshan Geuli Sports Centre in Hangzhou. Her path to the final was marked by a commendable victory over Thi Thu Thuy Ngeyen of Vietnam on Wednesday. In the final, she faced the challenge of the home favorite, Wu Xiaowei of China, and narrowly missed out on the top spot, losing 0-2.
The Indian athlete, who had previously won a bronze medal in the same weight category at the 2018 Asian Games, displayed tenacity in the final, initially putting up a strong fight. However, a few errors provided the Chinese opponent with the opportunity to secure two crucial points.
Reflecting on her performance, Roshibina Devi admitted, “I made some mistakes, which I should not have. I will strive to learn from those mistakes and avoid repeating them. I have dedicated a lot of hard work to this moment and arrived here with high hopes. My goal was to bring home a gold medal for my country, but it didn’t happen today. Nevertheless, I am determined to continue improving and ultimately achieve that gold.”
Roshibina Devi’s journey has been marked by challenges beyond the sporting arena. Her home state of Manipur has experienced ethnic violence for several months, and her parents still reside there. Living away from her family for training, she often worries about their safety.
“I am constantly concerned about their well-being,” she shared with the media. Despite the hardships and distractions, Roshibina Devi’s unwavering determination continues to drive her towards her ultimate goal of winning a gold medal for India in wushu.