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On 26 August in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Linthoi Chanambam defeated Brazil’s Bianca Reis in the finals of the women’s 57kg category, to clinch the gold at the World Cadet Judo under-18 Championship. Not only did she fulfilled her father’s wishes but scripted history as well by becoming the first Indian to win a world title in Judo in a tournament across all age groups for the country. Linthoi celebrated her 15th birthday on 31 December 2006.

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