Tripura girl to represent India in Asian Judo Championship

Agartala, Jun 25, 2022, ENEWSTIME Desk

Defying multiple obstacles including serious financial constraints, a Tripura eve has been selected to represent India in the Asian Judo Championship. 


Tripura-girl-Judo-Championship-Khelo-IndiaThe girl, Ashmita Dey, hails from an obscure South Sonaichhari village under Hrishyamukh in South Tripura district. 


Her father runs a bicycle repairing shop and her mother is a housewife – but Ashmita with her grit and determination is dreaming big and eyeing winning gold in Olympics. 


Asmita is a Judo player who born in a financially weak family. Her father's bi cycle repairing work is the only source of income of her family. 


However, a sport enthusiastic Arjun Kumar Dey - the father and Munna Patari Dey, the mother continue to support their youngest daughter since childhood to become an accomplished Judo player. Her siblings - elder sister and brother  - are also supportive of Asmita's quest for the highest level of success. 


Their efforts blended with Asmita's unwavering commitment seem to be paying off as Asmita is concentrating on preparations for the upcoming Asian Judo championship. 


She is also determined to complete her studies as well as to excel in Judo competitions.


When she was studying in class IV, Asmita started getting training on Judo from a school teacher of Vidyapith, Bina Sen Debnath.  Along with her studies, she continued Judo practising. Her performance came to the notice of people during the National Judo Competition held in Delhi. She was studying in class VII at that time.   


In 2015, Ashmita was enrolled in Agartala Sports School and Manik Deb started to provide her training on Judo.


A confident and hard-working Asmita first won silver in the sub-junior 32 kg category. . 


In 2016, Asmita went to Bhopal SAI School and SP Solanki became her trainer there.  


Meantime, she took part in Sub-junior School Nationals at Gujarat in 2019 and she won a gold medal there. 


She continued her medal haul and in 2022, Asmita won gold medals in the 48 kg category at the All India University in Kanpur and Khelo India in Bangaluru.


Her parents as well as the people of Belonia in South Tripura are happy after knowing that Asmita was selected for the Asian Judo competition and praying for her success