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India's Roshibina Naorem Named Female Wushu Sanda Player Of The Year 2023 By International Federation

Roshibina Devi Naorem won a bronze and a silver in the 2018 and 2022 Asian Games, polled 93545 votes to beat Shahrbano Mansouriyan Semiromi (88179) of Iran and Wu Xiaowei (46753) of China

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Two-time Asian Games medallist Naorem Roshibina Devi was on Tuesday named International Wushu Federation's (IWUF) female athlete of the year in the sanda category after a month-long public voting. (More Sports News)

The 23-year-old Roshibina, who won a bronze and a silver in the 2018 and 2022 Asian Games, polled 93545 votes to beat Shahrbano Mansouriyan Semiromi (88179) of Iran and Wu Xiaowei (46753) of China.

Roshibina had lost to Xiaowei in the women's 60kg Wushu sanda event final at the Hangzhou Asian Games last year.    

After the IWUF Athletes Committee's preliminary evaluation, 45 candidates from 23 countries and regions entered the public voting in various categories, said the IWUF, which announced the results on Tuesday.

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The Manipuri also won a bronze medal in the 2016 World Junior Wushu Championships. She was conferred with the Arjuna Award this year.

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