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Judo Junior Asia Cup: India Claims nine medals

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At the current Junior Asia Cup Judo Championships in Macau, China, on Sunday, India secured nine medals, featuring five gold. Indian Judoka Linthoi Chanabam won silver, Asmita, Unnati Kumari, and Arun each took home three gold medals at the Judo Junior Asia Cup in Macau, China.

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Women’s 48 kg champion Asmita Dey, female 63 kg champion Unnati Sharma, and male 73 kg champion Arun Kumar all took first place.

To advance to the elimination rounds, Unnati upset local favorite Ian I Lei in Group C. She later eliminated Maralmaa Khurelchuluun of Mongolia and Ryley Rametta of Australia during the semifinal and the finals to win the gold.

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Asmita defeated Suet Yiu Tang of Hong Kong to win Group D in the preliminary round, earning a bye in the main starting round. She defeated Ashlyn Do of Australia in the semifinals. She then defeated Anneliese Fielder of Australia in the championship match to win the gold medal.

Arun also had a strong start, defeating Dimitrios Giantsios of Australia in Group A before triumphing again against Jimin Lim of South Korea to win the division. He defeated Maimani Abdulraouf of Saudi Arabia in the semifinals before defeating Kohsei Toyoshima of Australia in the championship match.

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Meanwhile, Yash Ghangas finished his competition in the 100-plus kg division with a silver medal after falling to Khangarid Gantulga of Mongolia in the championship match.

In the 52 kg category, Shraddha Kadubal Chopade won bronze. Jiho Baek of South Korea defeated her in the first round, but she defeated Australia’s Callie Bannister in the repechage stage to bag the bronze.

Later, Dipapati Ngangbam (70 kg) and Olivia Huidrom (44 kg) each earned gold. Nugshithoi Leishangthem clinched silver in the 52 kg category. Meanwhile, Cadet World Champion Linthoi Chanabam also claimed a silver in the 63 kg category.


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