Tulika Mann is an Indian judoka who competes in the 78 kg weight category. She came into limelight after winning the silver medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Tulika Mann was born on Wednesday, 9 September 1998 (age 25 years; as in 2023) in New Delhi. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. He did his schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Tagore Garden. He studied at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, Uttar Pradesh.
Height: 6′ 0″
Weight (Approx): 80 kg
Hair Color: Black
Eye colour: black
Tulika belongs to a Jat family.
parents and siblings
Tulika’s father Satbir Mann (deceased) was a bus driver. Tulika was murdered when she was two years old. His mother’s name is Amrita Mann, who works as a sub-inspector at Rajouri Garden Police Station.
He has a younger sister, Vanshika Mann.
wife and children
Tulika is unmarried.
In 2016, he participated in the India U21 Championship, Saifai in which he won the silver medal. In 2017, he won a bronze medal at the Asian U21 Championships, Bishkek. In 2018, he won the bronze medal at the Asian U21 Championships, Beirut. In 2018, he won the gold medal at the Asian Cup U21, Macau. In 2018, he won the gold medal at the India U21 Championship, Jalandhar. In 2019, she won the bronze medal at the Taipei Asian Open. In 2022, he won a silver medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
- Tulika is fondly called Ganga by her friends and family.
- He is trained by Yashpal Solanki.
- Tulika was not interested in studies since childhood. In an interview, she had said that when she was in tenth grade, she had told her mother that she wanted to leave studies and focus on judo. He talked about this in an interview and said,
Actually, I am not very good at studies. After finishing my 10th class, I told my mother that I did not want to continue my studies further as I had bigger plans to achieve in sports. More years passed and my college (DDU Gorakhpur University) supports me a lot.
- Tulika’s mother is a single parent and had to struggle a lot to raise her. She would drive twenty kilometers to drop Tulika to school on a scooter and later go to the police station to report for her duty. After school, Tulika used to stay with her mother in the police station as there was no one at home to take care of her. His mother was worried about him living among criminals and police officers, so she enrolled him in a judo club to pass the time. In an interview, her mother had said that initially she was not so serious about sports, but later she became obsessed with it. When her mother realized that Tulika wanted to pursue a career in judo, she took some loans and spent her pension funds on her training. In an interview he talked about his efforts and said,
If I earned Rs 10, I used to spend Rs 40 on his training and other requirements. I have taken 3-4 personal loans, and withdrawn money from my pension fund… I did what she wanted. Spent my life’s earnings.”
- In an interview, her mother had said that Tulika was like a tomboy in her childhood. Her mother told that when Tulika had to wear a skirt in school, she looked very different. While talking about Tulika in an interview he said,
Tulika was a tomboy from the beginning. She always played football with the boys. When she wore skirts to school, the neighbors would comment: ‘Look how Ganga (Tulika’s nickname) is wearing a skirt.’ This was ridiculous to him. This was strange for me too. I’d say to her: ‘Seeing you in a skirt is like seeing a bagpiper (a whiskey bottle) in the car. This doesn’t feel right at all. But judo, that’s where she felt she belonged. Every evening when I came home from work to pick her up, they would say what a good judo player she was.
- He started training at the Sports Authority of India center in Bhopal in 2016.
- There was no mention of the 78 kg category in the event ahead of the Commonwealth Games in 2022, which is why Tulika was not named in the team for the Commonwealth Games. Later, he requested the Judo Federation of India to add the 78 kg category to the event and wrote an e-mail to them. In the e-mail he wrote,
Please add my weight category +78 kg in the above selection, otherwise due to JFI’s mismanagement and selection criteria I have no other option to leave Judo forever.
- Tulika won silver medal at CWG 2022 and received wishes from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Later, he took to social media and replied to Modi and wrote,
I am not happy with my performance but nothing can be done now. I would like to thank PM Narendra Modi for his help as he launched the Khelo India scheme. I dedicate this medal to my mother and coach.