Judo: Shushila Devi misses out on gold, wins silver at CWG 2022

Sushila Devi won silver medal in judo in 48 kg category on Monday.

Sushila Devi won the silver medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games

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New Delhi.Sushila Devi missed out on changing the color of her medal in the Commonwealth Games 2022. On Monday in Judo, he won the silver medal in the 48 kg category. In the gold medal match, the Indian player did not appear in his old color against the challenge of South Africa. Throughout the match, the South African player dominated Sushila and broke her dream. This is Sushila’s second silver medal in the history of Commonwealth Games.

Missed converting silver to gold

He won silver in 2014 and this time his attempt was to convert that silver into gold. During the final match, the South African player won with Ippon. Actually there is such a bet in Ippon Judo, where the player drops his opponent on the mat with full force and speed on his back. South Africa’s Mikaela Whitebuy also played a similar bet on Sushila and held on to her for 20 seconds.

increased interest in judo due to uncle

The Indian player had made it to the quarter-finals by defeating Malawi’s Harriet Bonface in the same manner earlier in the day. Talking about Sushila, she is a sub-inspector in Manipur Police. His uncle has the biggest hand in making him a judoka. Sushila’s uncle Dinit has been an international judo player. He was the one who brought Sushil to Khuman in 2002, where his training started.

Vijay won bronze

On the other hand, Vijay Kumar won the bronze medal in the men’s 60 kg weight category of Judo. He had acquired a waza saw just 5 seconds after the bell rang.