Pooja Basumatary (File image)
Pooja Basumatary (File image)

Assam’s Pooja Basumatary won the first gold medal for the state in Girl’s Under-17 57kg category in the judo event in the ongoing 3rd Khelo India Youth Games.

She defeated her Uttarakhand opponent by 1-0 in the final held at the SAI Centre in Paltan Bazar, Guwahati.

Earlier, Assam’s Upasha Talukdar won a silver and two bronze medals in the gymnastics competition.

Maharashtra is leading the medal tally with 29 medals including 9 gold, 8 silver and 12 bronze medals in the Helo India Games.

Basumatary hails from Karbi Anglong district and represented India at Commonwealth Judo Championship at London in September last year.

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