The fourth day of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Tuesday was a mixed bag for India judox with Suchika Triyal and Jaslin Singh Saini losing their respective bronze medal matches while Shashila Devi earlier in the day took the silver and Vijay Yadav won the bronze medal.
Taryal lost to Mauritius’ Christine Legental on the way to Epon. Trial started her campaign on a winning note with an epon win over Rita Kabanda of Zambia but lost to Canada’s Chrystia Deguchi in the quarterfinals. However, due to the Canadian’s berth in the final, Trial got a second chance in the relegation round and advanced to Round 2 of the bronze medal match with a win over South Africa’s Donnie Bratton Beach.
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Earlier Jaslin Singh Saini lost the men’s 66kg judo bronze medal match by epon against Australia’s Nathan Katz. K Finlay lost to Allen in the semi-finals. Scott performed ‘Epon’ in a match lasting less than two and a half minutes.
Lakambam’s Sushila Devi, who competed at the Tokyo Olympics last year, won the silver medal in the women’s 48kg category, losing to South Africa’s Michaela Whitbowl in the final via a waza ari in the golden score period, while judoka Vijay Kumar won the second medal for India. The Games saw a bronze medal in the men’s 60kg category, with Petros Christodoulides of Cyprus defeating his opponent with a pair of Vazha Ari through Epon.
Sushila, who won silver in the women’s 48kg at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, was in superb form throughout the day, first defeating Malawi’s Harriet Bonface by epon and then matching Mauritius’ Priscilla Morand. of, which is possibly the highest score. A judo match, to seal the victory
Kumar again underwent a transformation after losing to finalist Joshua Katz of Australia. He beat Scotland’s Dylan Munro to make it to the second bronze medal match and showed good range and attack mentality against the young Christodoulides.
Ippon is a move in which a competitor throws an opponent to the mat with “enough force and speed” so that the opponent lands on their back. An ippon is also awarded when a competitor immobilizes an opponent with a grappling hold down for 20 seconds, or when an opponent loses.
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