Two more Indian Judokas Jasleen Saini, Suchika Tariyal lost their third-place matches.

Indian Judoka Shushila Devi bagged silver in the Women’s Judo 48kg finals on Monday. After a magnificent beginning to the campaign, she was on course for a gold medal, but eventually settled for a silver. This is her second silver medal at the Commonwealth Games, following the silver in the same category in 2014. Vijay Kumar Yadav also added to India’s medal tally with a bronze in the men’s 60KG event.

Shushila lost the gold medal bout against South Africa’s Michaela Whitebooi, WAZ 0s2–1s2. A smart counter from the gold medalist in the golden score round sent the Indian down on the mat. The latter then took advantage and kept Devi down with an arm lock.

Earlier in the day, Shushila Devi defeated Malawian Judoka Harriet Bonface IPP 10s1–0s1 in the Round of 16. The World No. 105 Shushila thrashed the Malawian in 1 minute and 19 seconds. Her top-notch performance continued against Mauritius’ Priscilla Morand too, as she won it by Ippon 0s2–1s2.

This victory was extra special because Morand is ranked 30th in the world ranking. The Indian Judoka beat the Mauritius Judoka in 2 minutes and 52 seconds to secure her medal in the Women’s 48kg category.

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Vijay Kumar bags bronze medal

On the other hand, India’s Vijay Kumar Yadav bagged bronze in the Men’s 60kg finals. He defeated Cyprus’ Petros Christodoulides by Ippon. Just like Shushila, Vijay also had a terrific start to his CWG 2022 campaign as he outclassed Mauritius’ Winsley Gangaya, IPP 10 -0s1 in the Round of 16.

He lost the quarterfinals against Australia’s Joshua Katz. However, Vijay won his repechage bout against Scotland’s Dylan Munro, WAZ 1s2–0s1 to confirm himself for the bronze medal match.

Jasleen Saini, Suchika Tariyal lose bronze match

Indian Judoka Jasleen Singh Saini lost the bronze medal bout against Australia’s Nathan Katz to end his hopes for a medal. Earlier in the day, Saini beat Vanuatu’s Maxence Cugola IPP 10s1-0 in the Men’s 66kg Round of 16.

Furthermore, he defeated Nathon Burns of Northern Ireland IPP 10s1–0s3 in the quarterfinals. Moreover, Finlay Allan of Scotland put a stop to his stupendous performance as he defeated Jasleen in the semifinals.

Another Indian Judoka, Suchika Tariyal, lost her bronze medal bout against Christianne Legentil WAZ 0s1–1s2 in the Women’s 57kg. Tariyal commenced her campaign on a high by defeating Rita Kabinda of Zambia in the Round of 16.

She lost her quarterfinals against Zambia’s Christa Deguchi, but snatched victory in the must-win Repechage tie, 11s 1-0 against South Africa’s Donna Breytenbach.

Overall, it was a day to remember for the Indian Judo squad as four of the Judokas reached the medal event.

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