Linthoi Chanambam, a 15-year-old Indian judoka, from Manipur won a historic Gold, in the Women’s 57kg contest (any age group category), swaying over Brazil’s Bianca Reis. It is India’s first-ever medal in the Judo World Championships, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina,

Highlights

  • The event Judo World Championships took place between 24-28 August, is the highest level of international judo competition for juniors aged 18 years or less.
  • In 2017, she won a gold medal at the Sub-Junior National Judo Championships, since then she started to train at ISW’s Inspire Institute of Sports judo programme.
  • Before this historic win, Linthol won the gold medal at National Cadet JudoChampionship in 2021, following this victory she won a bronze medal in the Asia-Oceania Cadet Judo Championship in Beirut, Lebanon.

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