Day 4 of the 14th World Wushu Championships


Throughout Day 4 of the 14th World Wushu Championships the sanda athlete pool continued to shrink as the level of competition rose, and in taolu events continued to push performers to their mental and physical limits.
Once again the day opened and closed with sanda - morning action saw Women's 56kg, 60kg, and 65kg 1/4 finals, Women's 70kg and 75kg semi-finals, and Men's 48kg, 52kg, 56kg, and 60kg semi-finals; in the evening, spectators watched Women's 48kg, 52kg, 56kg, 60kg and 65kg semi-finals, and Men's 65kg, 70kg, 75kg, 80kg, 85kg, 90kg, and 90kg+ semi-finals.
The afternoon session brought Women's Jianshu, Nandao, and Daoshu, and Men's Gunshu and Taijiquan.
Gold, silver, and bronze medals were awarded in each of the day's five taolu events, and Day 4 saw many repeat podium finishers from multiple countries: Jianxin HE took her third medal at the competition while representing Hong Kong, Keiko Yamaguchi brought home her second for Japan, Heejo SEO came away with her second for Korea, Cheong Min TAN added a second medal to bring home to Malaysia, Xuxu LIU notched a second of hers for Hong Kong, and Juwita Niza WASNI secured her second for Indonesia.
Men's Gunshu results:
Gold - Yonghyun LEE, Korea (Score - 9.70)
Silver - Achmad HULAEFI, Indonesia (Score - 9.68)
Bronze - Chen Ming WANG, Chinese Taipei (Score - 9.67)

Men's Taijiquan results:
Gold - Shuhong YANG, China (Score - 9.70)
Silver - Tak Yan Samuei HUI, Hong Kong, China (Score - 9.63)
Bronze -  Tomohiro ARAYA, Japan (Score - 9.61)
Women's Jianshu results
Gold - Heeju SEO, Korea (Score - 9.65)
Silver - Keiko YAMAGUCHI, Japan (Score - 9.62)
Bronze - Zahra KIANI, Iran (Score - 9.56)
Women's Nandao results:
Gold - Jianxin HE, Hong Kong, China (Score - 9.64)
Silver - Cheong Min TAN, Malaysia (Score - 9.61)
Bronze - Juwita Niza WASNI, Indonesia (Score - 9.58)
Women's Daoshu results:
Gold - Xuxu LIU, Hong Kong, China (Score - 9.62)
Silver -  Ganna TERESHCHENKO, Ukraine (Score - 9.60)
Bronze - Risa IKEUCHI, Japan (Score - 9.46)
Medal standings after Day 4.
There's a lot to cover, and wushu competitors and fans can find the the latest news and more information on the wushu events and transportation plans on the official event website:, and the full competition schedule here, so read up!
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