Wushu Federation on talent search targets Asian medal | Sunday Observer

Wushu Federation on talent search targets Asian medal

The Wushu Federation will embark on a talent search program with a plan to win medals at the Asian Games to be held in China in 2022.

Manel Dharmakeerthi the president of the Wushu Federation told the Sunday Observer that they will commence the search from the Digana and Matara areas.

“We have succeeded as a nation in this sport in the past. We were successful in winning medals at the World Championship and World Cup but we were unable to win a medal at the Asian Games. “We were close to winning a medal last year but missed narrowly. As such we can put in a great deal of work for the next Asian Games,” said Dharmakeerthi.

The Wushu Federation will conduct their first talent search in Digana, Kandy on October 10 and 11 and the second one at Kotawila in Matara on October 31 and November 1.

“Anyone, even without the basic knowledge in Wushu can participate at the talent search program. We hope to find physically strong and talented athletes to train in Wushu. We hope to conduct training for several months after the selection of these athletes, said Dharmakeerthi.

The Asian Games will be held in September 2022 in China.

“We will give them three months training with the selected athletes under Chinese coaches before the Asian Games begin,” said Dharmakeerthi told.