Pencak Silat: India starts on a winning note
Jakarta, Aug 23 (PTI) India's pencak silat campaign started on a winning note as Naorem Boynao Singh beat Turatbek Sulaimankul Uulu of Kyrgystan in the men's 50-55 kg pre-quarterfinals match at the 18th Asian Games here today.
The 28-year-old Boynao beat Turarbek 5-0.
He will face Dumaan Dines of Philippines in the quarterfinal match tomorrow.
"Boynao maintained his lead from the beginning till the end. His performance was outstanding," India's national coach Mohammad Iqbal said.
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