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1st Khelo India Women’s Judo tournament to start at SAI Centre Guwahati

Current Affairs

  • The 1st Khelo India Women’s Judo Tournament is scheduled to be held across four zones in India, starting August 27.
  • The Judo tournament is another initiative taken by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to support sports competitions for Women via the Government of India’s flagship program, Khelo India.
  • The tournament, to be held across four zones before a National Round, is an open Zonal level ranking tournament. The competitors range across four age groups: Sub-Junior (12-15 years), Cadet (15-17 years), Junior (15-20 years) and Senior (15+ years).
  • 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 cash prize will be awarded to the top 7 judokas across the 31 weight categories. Commonwealth Games 2022 silver medalist Tulika Maan as well as World Cadet Judo Championship gold medalist and history-maker Linthoi Chanambam will feature in the tournament. A total of 496 Judokas are set for competition.
  • The competitors for the national league are selected based on their ranking and performance from their respective zones, i.e, North, South, East and West.
  • Also, top-ranked 7 Judokas selected from national selection trials and national judo tournament will compete in the national league.

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