Nurpur girls win gold in state judo championship

Our Correspondent

Nurpur, August 29

In the state-level 32nd three-day judo championship organised by the Himachal Pradesh Judo Association, in Shimla, Riya Thakur and Madhu Sharma of Nurpur won gold medals in their respective weight categories. The duo represented Kangra in the championship that concluded on Saturday at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Shimla.

Riya Thakur, a Class X student of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, won a gold medal in the under-40 weight category, whereas Madhu Sharma, a Class XII student of the same school, won a gold medal in the under-70 kg weight category. In the open weight category, she secured a silver medal. Both judo players have been selected for the national championship.

Madhu, who hails from Kopra village, had already participated and represented the state in the Khelo India Youth Games-2020 in Guwhati (Assam), held in January last year, and secured the fourth place in wrestling. She won a gold medal in wrestling and a bronze in judo in the state-level Himachal Pradesh School Games competition.

The budding women players are being imparted training in judo and wrestling by coach Amit Rana.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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