Linthoi Chanambam: Another Golden Girl from Manipur
When a small girl fights with boys of her age and sends some of them to the hospital, just don’t restrict her activities, for like Linthoi Chanambam of Manipur, she may be another of India’s golden girls in the making, as she may be just in one of her practice sessions for the future.
The story of Linthoi Chanambam is yet another repeat story of a girl coming out from a poor background and fighting all odds to rise to the top of the world. Born to Ibohal and Guneshwori at Manipur on the last day of the year 2006, the fifteen-year-old has achieved something which no other Indian has achieved ever before — a world title in judo.
Friday, 26 August 2022, was a red letter day in India’s judo history when in the final of the 57 kg category at the World Judo Cadet Championships in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Linthoi Chanambam got the better of Brazil’s Bianca Reis to rewrite India’s judo history.
The World Judo Cadet Championships are the highest level of international competition for those below the age of 18 years and is conducted every second year.
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Gp Capt Achchyut Kumar has been associated with The Teenager Today for more than 50 years; initially as a reader and later as a contributor on varied topics. Having worked in the Indian Air Force and in India’s oldest company, Forbes & Company Limited, he is now practising as a lawyer in Nainital High Court.