Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:28AM
The sixth edition of International Pars Cup Wushu Championships kicked off in Semnan, Iran, on April 14 and concluded on April 16, 2017.
The sixth edition of International Pars Cup Wushu Championships kicked off in Semnan, Iran, on April 14 and concluded on April 16, 2017.

Iranian wushu club South Pars has placed first at the sixth edition of International Pars Cup Wushu Championships, which were held in Iran’s central province of Semnan.

On Sunday and the final day of the contests at Ghadir Sports Hall in Semnan, located some 220 kilometers east of the capital Tehran,  South Pars stood on the top podium, having struck ten gold, six silver and two bronze medals.

Indonesia came second with five gold, two silver and two bronze medals.

Brunei collected two gold and one bronze medals to secure the third place.

The sixth edition of International Pars Cup Wushu Championships started in Semnan, Iran, on April 14 and wrapped up on April 16, 2017.

The international tournament brought together dozens of coaches and competitors from 14 different countries, namely  Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Brunei, Bulgaria, India, Indonesia, Iraq, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Pakistan and Singapore.

The tournament was divided into two competition categories of Taolu and Sanda.

Sanda, sometimes called Sanshou or Lei tai, has all the combat aspects of wushu, but includes many more grappling techniques.

Athletes were in action in Changquan, Nanquan, Taijiquan, Daoshu, Jianshu, Chiangshu, Gunshu, Nanquan and Taijijian forms of Taolu.

Nanquan usually requires less flexibility and has fewer acrobatics than Changquan, but it also requires greater leg stability and power generation through leg and hip coordination.

Jianshu is a form of Taolu, where the participant uses a sword as the main element of the routine.

Gunshu is a form of wushu where the participant uses a staff as the main element of the routine.