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Manipur girl on top

- Th. Tababi first from the region to bag gold in meet

Guwahati, Oct. 8: Manipur girl Th. Tababi was the first participant from the region to bag a gold medal in the ongoing sub-junior national judo championship at Deshbhakta Tarun Ram Phookan indoor stadium here today.

Tababi won the 20kg group (born after 2002) gold defeating Jyoti Tokas of Delhi.

Arya Mahatre of Maharashtra A and Sadhya Rani Kaijeng of Tripura shared the bronze.

On the inaugural day yesterday, Robin Mech won the only medal for host Assam. His bronze in the 50-55kg boys’ event is so far the only medal for the host state.

Mech shared it with H. Thomas of Manipur. Rahul Chikara of Delhi won the gold in the event defeating Vanlallawma of Mizoram.

Another Manipur boy, S. Rakesh, won a bronze for the state, sharing it with Sudhir Kumar from Uttar Pradesh in the 45-50kg boys’ weight group. Gurpreet Singh of Punjab won the gold in the category beating Anuj of Haryana.

L.H. Mawii Khiangte and Fela Fanai won a silver each for Mizoram.

Khiangte went down to Karnataka girl Mala Prabha Jadhav in the 40-44kg girls’ event final where Raj Bala of Delhi and Rutuja Sanjay Saudagar of Maharashtra B shared the bronze medals.

Fanai went down to Amit Nain of Haryana in the above-55kg boys’ event. Anil Kumar of Uttar Pradesh and Punjab boy Harshdeep Singh shared the bronze. L. Birjit and A. Monika also bagged a bronze medal each for Manipur. Birjit shared it with Abhir Roy in the 25kg boys’ event. Gaurav Tokas of Delhi won the gold getting the better of Ishan Kanojia of Maharashtra A in the same event.

Monika, on the other hand, shared the bronze with Vanrammawaii of Mizoram in the 44-48kg girls’ event where Madhya Pradesh girl Yamini won the gold defeating K. Komal of Delhi.

The four-day meet will conclude tomorrow.


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