Madhya Pradesh ended their campaign on a high note, winning 3 of the 7 gold medals on offer in senior women’s weight category, as the curtains came down on 2nd Khelo India National Women’s League Ranking Judo Tournament 2023 (West Zone) at Campal-Panaji.
Himanshi Takas (-63kg), Mahima Pathak (-70kg), and Amisha Kade (-78kg) were the gold medal winners for the MP Team. Maharashtra too struck it big on the concluding day, with their judokas Ketki Gore (-52kg) and Shambhavi Kadam (+78 kg) clinching gold. Monika Choudhary (-48kg, RAJ) and Shahin Dojada (-57kg, GUJ) were the other winners of the day.
Hosts Goa, who had won a medal on each of the previous three days, nearly secured another medal but fell short, with Goa’s Faaiza Attar earning a respectable fourth place finish behind the two bronze medalists. The days medal count stood as follows: Madhya Pradesh 3 golds, 1 silver; Maharashtra 2 golds , 1 Silver & 4 Bronze, Rajasthan 1 gold, 3 silvers and 3 bronze medals; Gujarat 1 gold, 2 silvers and 6 bronze. Over 650 judokas from seven states; namely – Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Daman & Diu, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, besides hosts Goa competed at the West Zone championships which concluded on Saturday. All medallists will qualify for the National Women’s League judo to be held from February 12-15 in Bhopal, MP.
-48 Kg: Gold – Choudhary, Monika RAJ; Silver – Vadher, Alpa GUJ; Bronze – Dodige, Sonaben GUJ & Karilya, Rishita GUJ
-52 Kg: Gold – Gore, Ketki MAH; Silver – Rani, Isha MP; Bronze – Bhosle, Bhakti MAH & Sailor, Dikshi GUJ
-57 Kg: Gold – Dojada, Shahin GUJ; Silver – Shaikh, Rukshan GUJ; Bronze – Choudhary, Anisha RAJ & Vala, Mayuri GUJ
-63 Kg: Gold – Takas, Himanshi MP; Silver – Rathore, Ishita RAJ; Bronze – Nikam, Gayatri MAH & Shaikh, Suhana GUJ
-70 Kg: Gold – Pathak, MAHima MP; Silver – Rathore, Bhawna RAJ; Bronze – Dosani, Eve GUJ & Ranawat, Uditanshu RAJ
-78 Kg: Gold – Kade, Amisha MP; Silver – Uniyal, Shruti RAJ; Bronze – Jhadav, Pallavi MAH & Mali, Priyanka RAJ
+78 Kg: Gold – Kadam, Shambhavi MAH; Silver – Kapta, Ishitta Ashok MAH; Bronze – Gaikwad, Sanika MAH.