Delhi judokas continued to dominate the discipline, but hosts Maharashtra and Punjab also managed to make their presence felt in Judo at the Khelo India Youth Games 2019.
On Day 2 of the competition, Delhi grabbed three golds from the eight finals that were held during the day. Maharashtra and Punjab grabbed two each. As a result, Delhi took their two-day gold tally to six.
On another day of Under-17 action, Manipur’s young wonder Thangjam Tababi was the other gold medallist. Thangjam topped teammate Leishangthen Chanu by an Ippon to claim the Below-52kgs category in a bout that lasted under a minute.
For Delhi, Muskan Tokas won her bout against teammate Reva Rawat to claim the Below-57kgs category and later, Prerna Tokas downed Gautami Hemant (Maharashtra) in the Below-63kgs category, while Jatin Solanki rounded up the golden treble for Delhi on the day putting out Akash Yadav (Uttar Pradesh) in the Below-73kgs category.
Maharashtra along with Manipur, Punjab and Manipur opened their gold medal accounts in judo. The hosts had the distinction of winning the first gold medal of the day through Mumbai’s Dev Tilak Thapa who proved superior to Thangjam Abun (Manipur) and ended his bout in the Below-66kgs in just 12 seconds flat.
The state's second gold came through Poorva Patil who saved the best for the last. Poorva ended Jyoti Tokas (Delhi) challenge in the Above-63kgs, which earned the biggest cheer of the day.Maharashtra also added one silver and one bronze to their tally.
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