Indian Judoka Tulika Maan made the nation proud on Wednesday when she brought home the silver medal in the Women’s +78kg category at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games. The 23-year-old fought against Sarah Adlington of Scotland in the gold medal match and lost by Ippon. Before that, Maan had defeated Sydnee Andrews of New Zealand and Tracy Durhone of Mauritius in the semifinal and quarterfinal of the event, respectively.
But it is not the first time Maan has won a medal for the country. The 23-year-old judoka has been representing the country for the past five years and is a four-time national champion. Maan, who took up the sport at the age of 8 just to pass time, is now the highest-ranked woman judoka. The 23-year-old boasts of a CV full of accolades and awards.
Maan, who aspires to be the first World Champion from India in Judo and also an Olympic champion, might have a lot to do to achieve her goal but she has definitely taken a long stride with a Games medal. So, let us find everything about India’s one of the top judokas at the moment.
Name: Tulika Maan
Age: 23 Years
Date of Birth: 9 September 1998
Hails from: Delhi, India
Weight Category: +78kg
World Ranking: 85 (Highest-ranked woman judoka)
Bronze Medallist at the Junior Asian Championships in 2017 at Kyrgyzstan.
Bronze Medallist at the Junior Asian Championships in Lebanon, 2018
Gold Medallist at the Junior Asian Cup, 2018, Macau.
Silver Medallist at the Junior Commonwealth Championships, 2018 Jaipur.
Gold Medallist at the Commonwealth Championships, 2018 Jaipur.
Gold Medallist at the South Asian Championships 2018 in Nepal.
Gold Medallist at the National Ranking tournament in 2019 Delhi.
7th-rank finish at the Senior Asian Championships in 2019, UAE.
Gold Medallist at the Senior Commonwealth Championships 2019.
Asian Open bronze medallist in 2019, Taiwan.
South Asian Games Gold medallist in Nepal, 2019.
Silver medalist at 2022 Commonwealth Games