On the eighth day of the Khelo India Youth Games, which is currently being held in Panchkula, the city-based judoists have collectively won to add a list of medals of uncertainty.
Fardeen defeated Dev Kadian of Gujarat in bronze medal in 73 kg. The 18-year-old forced his opponent to produce three penalties, which gave him a win in the last 40 seconds.
Himanshu, who reached the summit clash in the -55kg category on June 10, received the silver medal after the bronze.
Vivek Thakur, head coach of the Performance Sports Complex, Sector 34, Judo, said, “This is their second national tournament. They also finished third at the Junior Cadet Nationals in November.”
Fardeen Daddu, one of five children raised by a single father, hails from the humble home in Majra. His father, a merchant, devoted his entire editing to the development of the son. The Sports Department and the Amateur Judo Association of Chandigarh have come on board to provide financial assistance, kits and equipment to the youth.
Fardeen, from the beginning, displayed an aggressive approach, attempting to pin and suffocate his opponent, only then changing his tactics to force his opponent to a penalty.
“I am aiming for gold this time. But Bronze needs to be satisfied. I’m happy but will do better next time,” Fardeen said after receiving the medal.
With 11 medals, Chandigarh is 13th with three gold, three silver and five bronze medals.