Linthoi Chanambam wins historic judo gold at World Cadet Championship

August 27, 2022

JudoWorld Cadet Judo Championship


India’s Linthoi Chanambam claimed a historic gold at the World Cadet Judo Championship in Sarajevo, becoming the first from the country to win a medal in the tournament across any age-group.

The 15-year-old from Manipur prevailed over Brazil’s Bianca Reis to finish on top of the podium in the women’s 57kg contest at the Arena Hotel Hills.

In July, she won a gold and opened India’s medal account on the third day of the Asian Cadet & Junior Judo Championship 2022 at Bangkok.

Linthoi claimed her gold medal in the 63kg category of the cadet event.

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