The Youth Olympics saw some intense competition on Day 1, with the young judoka emerging with a silver.
The 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games are currently going on in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and 46 athletes from India are representing the country in 13 sports at the prestigious event.
On the opening day of the games, Tababi Devi Thangjam, a 16-year-old judoka, won a silver medal and became the first person from India to win a medal for a country at the Olympics—junior or senior.
For Tababi, the silver medal is a long-awaited victory, and a moment of triumph, that has come after a lot of hard work and struggle.
In May this year, at the Asian Cadet Championships, she won yet another gold, which cemented her spot for the Youth Olympics.
The proud coach compliments Tababi’s grit and supportive family, which helped her rise above their difficult financial circumstances.