Manipur win 2 more gold in judo

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Ranchi, Feb 24 (PTI) Manipur judokas clinched two goldmedals on the penultimate day of the judo competition in the34th National Games here today.

Anita Chanu A led Manipur''s gold rush when she downedMadhya Pradesh''s Kusum Saini in the below 57kg category.

Gagandeep Kaur of Rajasthan and Kiran of Uttar Pradesh baggedthe bronze medals in this category.

Manipur''s second gold came in women''s 52kg when KalpanaDevi Thoudam defeated UP''s Shivani. Jahita of Haryana andSonam of Punjab had to be satisfied with the bronze medals.

In women''s 63kg, UP clinched their first gold throughGarima, who beat Manipur''s Hemabati Devi Khoirom in the final.

Punjab''s Rashim and Nidhi of Haryana settled for thebronze medals in this division.

Leaders of the Games, Services gained another yellowmetal from Sanju Singh Irom, who defeated Nandlal of Haryanain the men''s below 66kg.

Punjab''s Bhupinder Singh and Sumit of Delhi won thebronze medals in this weight category.

Delhi also bagged their second gold in judo throughNavdeep Chana, who ousted Uttar Pradesh''s Ram Asrey in themen''s below 73kg even as Rakesh of Punjab and Balvinder Singhof Services won the bronze medals.

Haryana''s Virender defeated Sahil Pathana of Punjab forthe men''s below 81kg title where Sukhvinder Singh of Rajasthanand Varendra Kumar Gupta of Services ran away with the bronze.

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