Gautam Shukla defends his U-12 judo title with ease
Gautam Shukla of St Anne’s High School (Malad) defended his Mumbai Schools Sports Association (MSSA) inter-school boys U-12 judo title at the District Sports Office (DSO) Sports Complex in Dharavi yesterday.
Gautam Shukla. Pic/Atul Kamble
The 11-year-old scored an ippon against Ishaan Shetty of Dhirubhai Ambani International (BKC) in the final of the U-36 kg category to win the gold medal. Ved Podar of Jankidevi Public School (Andheri) won bronze. Meanwhile, choreographer-turned-director Farah Khan’s triplets won medals in the U-8 category.
Farah Khan(left) shoots a picture of her daughter as she competes in a MSSA U-8 judo clash at Dharavi yesterday.
In the boys’ U-8 final of the U-18 kg category, Farah’s son Czar of Dhirubhai Ambani International (BKC) beat Dhruv Shirali of Bombay Scottish to win gold.
In the girls U-8 finals, her daughters Diva lost to Anya Pitale to win a silver (U-21 kg), and Anya lost to Shubha Khamkar to settle for a silver (U-18 kg category).
In judo, the objective is to score an ippon (one full point). Once an ippon is obtained, the competition ends. An ippon can be scored by one of the following methods: Skillfully throwing your opponent largely on his back with considerable force; Pinning your opponent for few seconds; If your opponent gives up; If your opponent is disqualified; Earning two waza-ari (half point).