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Khelo: Delhi judokas continue domination, take tally in judo

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to 6 golds

Pune, Jan 11 (PTI) Delhijudokas continued to dominate the discipline, but hosts Maharashtra and Punjab also managed to make their presence felt in Judo at the Khelo India Youth Games here.

On Day 2 of the competition, Delhi grabbed three golds from the eight finals that were held during the day.

Maharashtra and Punjab grabbed two each.

As a result, Delhi took their two-day gold tally to six, a media release said.

On another day of Under-17 action, Manipur's young wonderThangjam Tababi was the other gold medallist.

Thangjam topped teammate Leishangthen Chanu to claim the Below-52kg category in a bout that lasted under a minute.

For Delhi,Muskan Tokas won her bout against teammate Reva Rawat to claim the Below-57kgs category and later, Prerna Tokas downed Gautami Hemant (Maharashtra) in the Below-63kgs category, while Jatin Solanki rounded up the golden treble for Delhi putting out Akash Yadav (Uttar Pradesh) in Below-73kgs category.

Maharashtra along with Manipur and Punjab opened their gold medal account in judo.

The hosts had the distinction of winning the first gold medal of the day through Mumbai's Dev Tilak Thapa who proved superior to Thangjam Abun (Manipur) and ended his bout in the Below-66kgs in just 12 seconds flat.

The state's second gold came throughPoorva Patil who saved the best for the last. Poorva ended Jyoti Tokas' (Delhi) challenge in the Above-63kgs. Maharashtra also added one silver and one bronze to their tally, the release added