Tababi Devi bags second medal at Youth Olympics 2018

Tababi Devi bags second medal at Youth Olympics 2018

Tababi Devi Thangjam became India’s first judo athlete to win an Olympic medal – senior or junior – as she grabbed India’s second silver medal at the Youth Olympics 2018 in Buenos Aires on Sunday.

Tababi went down to Venezuela’s Maria Gimenez 11:0s1 in the Women’s -44kg Finals of Judo but created history for India.

Tababi, 2017 Asian Cadet champion hailing from Manipur had a point each going against her on the ippon and waza-ari. She was also handed a penalty point as Gimenez, a Pan American U18 Championships gold medalist, won a historic gold medal for Venezuela after a contest that lasted for two minutes and eight seconds.

In the Round of 16, Tababi inflicted a thumping 10-0 loss over Bhutan’s Yangchen Wangmo. She then managed a close 1s2-0 victory over Kosova’s Erza Muminoviq, who was given two penalty points in the one minute 16 seconds contest.

In the semi-final, Tababi thumped Croatia’s Ana Viktorija Puljiz 10:0s1 as she won a point on the ippon and then the Croatian was handed a penalty point. The contest lasted for three minutes and 33 seconds.

The Manipur athlete became the first judoka to win a medal for India at the Olympics – junior or senior.  Our congratulations to Tababi Devi Thangjam.

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