SINGAPORE, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- The 3rd World Junior Wushu Championship closed in Singapore on Wednesday with the Chinese team holding the top position with 16 gold medals.
A total of 417 male and female boxers from 46 countries and regions participate in the competition.
Ang Mong Seng, president of the Singapore Wushu Dragon and Lion Dance Federation, said that although Wushu is the traditional Chinese competition, now besides Chinese people there are participants from Western countries, Africa and India. It means Wushu now is not only the traditional competition in China, but also the game for the world.
The championship is divided into two patterns: Wushu routine and free combat. The Wushu routine events are graded into three groups according to the age. They participate in the events which include Chinese boxing, spear play, cudgel play and so on. The free combat events use a single-elimination system in both the male group and female group. The categories for male boxers are 48kg-80kg and for female ones are 48kg-60kg.
China's National Junior Wushu Team consisting of 19 members won 11 and 5 gold medals in Wushu routine events and free combat events respectively. Host Singapore ranks No. 5 with 4 gold medals.