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.