Judo in India

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Judo in India
Country India
Governing body Judo Federation of India
National team India
International competitions
2012 World Cup: Thoudam Kalpana Devi (Bronze)

Judo is a sport which is widely played in India. The first written record about Judo in India in Kodokan is about demonstrations and coaching of Judo by Shinzo Tagaki arranged at Shantiniketan in 1929 by Rabindranath Tagore.[1] The Judo Federation of India was formed in 1965.

In the 2010 Judo World Cup in Tashkent, Thoudam Kalpana Devi of Manipur became the first Indian to win a World Cup top-three finish.[2]

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  1. ^ "Judo Federation Of India". Onlinejfi.org. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  2. ^ Rakhi Chakrabarty, TNN Sep 29, 2010, 12.47am IST (2010-09-29). "India's first-ever judo WC medalist returns home unnoticed - Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 

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