Punjab is clearly in the lead followed by Uttar Pradesh in the 8th National Deaf Judo Championships for 2020. The state has won the Sub Junior Boys and Girls events. Punjab won two gold and two bronze medals in the Sub Junior Boys Judo Championships while Uttar Pradesh won one gold, three silver and two bronze medals.
In the girls category Punjab won the trophy with two gold medals, one silver and three bronze. UP with two gold and one silver was the runners up.
National event in deaf judo for the first time
Fifteen states are battling it out in four categories at the championships that are on at Anandpur Sahib in Punjab.
Delhi is making its presence felt in the national deaf judo championships for the first time. They are up for some tough competition from states like Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Jammu and Kashmir which have experienced judokas. In 2019, students of the School for Hearing Handicapped in Jammu won in the senior category.
“Not every state has sent participants for all the categories this time”, says Munawar. There are 44 gold, 44 silver and 88 bronze medals to be won in these championships.