Thangjam Tababi Devi has won India’s first judo medal at the Summer Youth Olympic Games-2018, held in Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina.
Thangjam Tababi Devi achieved this feat after winning a silver medal after losing to Venezuela’s Maria Giminez in the finals of the women’s 44kg category.
Earlier, India had never won an Olympic medal in judo either at senior or youth level. Tababi Devi's silver medal is so far India’s second medal at ongoing games after shooter Tushar Mane had won silver medal (second position) in men’s 10m air rifle competition.
Tababi Devi is 16 years old who hails from the northeastern state of Manipur.
Summer Youth Olympic Games is an international multi-sport event organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The age limitation of the athletes participating in it is 14 to 18.
Summer Youth Olympic Games are held every four years in staggered summer and winter events consistent with current senior lever Olympic Games format. The first summer version was held in Singapore from 14 to 26 August 2010