January 12, 2020 : Assam won its first gold medal in the ongoing 3rd Khelo India Youth Games.
Pooja Basumatary from Assam’s Karbi Anglong district won the gold in the girl’s under-17 57kg category of Judo event on Sunday.
Pooja 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 gymnastics.
Maharashtra is leading the medal tally with 29 medals inclusing 9 gold, 8 silver and 12 bronze medals.