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Tulika Maan: Education, personal life and Achievements

Tulika Maan (born on 9 September in the year of 1998) is an Indian judoka who competes in the 78 kg weight class. She won a silver medal in the recent year 2022 Commonwealth Games. Tulika Maan, who belongs to Delhi, has won a bronze in the above 78kg weight category. She lost her preliminary round to Taipei’s Ling Fang Chang but also got bounced back with a win over Mongolia’s Baljinnyam in the Repechage round in the commonwealth games.

Tulika Maan

Education and personal life:

The Rajouri Garden police office was sort of a second home to Tulika Maan. As a kid, she would get dropped there straight from her school and look ahead to her lawman mother, Amrita Singh, to end her duty and take her home on her bike in the evening. Those were tough days for Amrita. Also, her husband, Satbir Maan, who had a transportation business, was murdered brutally over a business rivalry when Tulika was just two-and-half years old.

Achievements:

On a recent Wednesday, the 23-year-old finished on stage at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in the year 2022, becoming only the second Indian judoka after Shushila Devi Likmabam to win a silver at the Games. After breezing through her early rounds without much trouble, Tulika lost to Scotland’s Sarah Adlington within the prize bout of the +78kg category. Adlington, who weighed a total of 16kg a weight quite the Indian at 110kg, made that her advantage by increasing and creating most of the scoring chances. 

Like boxing, and also in judo, it counts if the fighter is seen to be attacking. Tulika, who tried to counterattack, was handed a pair of warnings – called ‘shido’ in judo – before she lost by ippon, judo’s equivalent of a pin in wrestling. Tulika’s silver, however, assumes significance because, just some months ago, she was contemplating quitting the game. Other than this being a two-time Commonwealth Championship of gold medalist, the 23-year-old lady failed to feature within the initial squad named by the Judo Federation of India, (JFI), which is passed by a Committee of Administrators.

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