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Guwahati gears up to kickstart first Khelo India Women’s Judo tournament

Manipur's Likmabam Sushila Devi: The first-ever Khelo India Women’s Judo tournament, which is set to be held in four zones across the country, will really help in further growth of Judo in India.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 25 Aug 2022, 4:16 pm

(Photo: KheloIndia)
(Photo: KheloIndia)

SAI Centre Guwahati is all set to kickstart the first-ever Khelo India Women’s Judo Tournament scheduled to be held in four zones across India, starting August 27 to 31. The judo tournament is scheduled to be held in Assam, Kerala, Uttarakhand and Gujarat.

Manipur's Likmabam Sushila Devi, who won the silver medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, said: “I thank the Judo Federation of India and the Sports Authority of planning out such a competition for Judo and taking all steps to take forward the sport in the country. This will really help in further growth of Judo in India”.

Sushila Devi was also the lone woman judoka in the Indian squad, who clinched a berth from the continental quota in the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020.

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The Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry said in a release that the Judo tournament, to be held across four zones before a National Round, is an open Zonal-level ranking tournament.

The four zones are East Zone: Aug 27-31 | South Zone: Sep 1-5 | North Zone: Sep 5-9 | West Zone: Sep 11-15. And, the venue for the four zones are SAI centre Guwahati, Assam| VKN Menon Stadium, Thrissur, Kerala | Pestle Wood School, Dehradun, Uttarakhand |Sardar Patel Sports Complex, Gujarat.

The competitors range across four age groups: Sub-Junior (12-15 years), Cadet (15-17 years), Junior (15-20 years) and Senior (15+ years), it stated.

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The Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, has allocated a total of Rs 1.74 crore for the conduct of the tournament, which includes prize money of Rs 48.86 lakh, the release stated.

The National Round is scheduled for October 20-23 at the KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium in New Delhi, it added.

Also Read: Proud of all seven sportspersons from Manipur at CWG2022, says CM Biren

 

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