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Pencak Silat: Simran, Sonia finish last in women's doubles


Press Trust of India Jakarta
India's listless campaign in pencak silat came to an end after Simran and Sonia finished last in the women's doubles event at the 18th Asian Games here today.
The duo scored a total of 527 points, 47 behind the Indonesian pair of Ni Made Dwiyanti and Ayu Wilantari Sidan, who clinched the gold.
Saowanee Chanthamunee and Oraya Choosuwan of Thailand won the silver, while the bronze medal went to the pair of Nor Hamizah Abu Hassan and Nur Syazreeb A Malik from Malaysia.
Last week, Naorem Boynao Singh had crashed out in the quarterfinals of the men's 50-55 kg event.
Pencak silat is a full-body fighting sport, which includes grappling and throwing, in addition to the use of weaponry. The sport is indigenous to Indonesia.

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First Published: Aug 29 2018 | 6:15 PM IST

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