Judoka Vijay Kumar Yadav won bronze in men’s 60 kg.

Last update: 01 August 2022, 22:26 IST

Vijay Kumar Yadav (SAI Photo)

Judoka Vijay Kumar added a second medal for India in the Games after Shusheela Devi’s silver, in the men’s 60kg category, defeating Petros Christodoulides of Cyprus with a pair of Vazha-Ari through Epon to pin his opponent and win bronze. Received a medal.

Judoka Vijay Kumar added India’s second medal of the Games after Shusheela Devi’s silver, claiming the bronze in the men’s 60kg category by defeating Cyprus’ Petros Christodoulides with a pair of vazha ari via epon. gave Kumar went through the repechage 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.

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Kumar won a bronze medal at the 2018 Asian Open in Hong Kong. He won the Commonwealth Championship at Walsall in 2019 and Jaipur in 2018. He is a multiple Indian champion in seniors and juniors. He won the Laxman State Award in 2019. As a cadet, he won medals at the Asian Cadet Championships and as a senior, he was fifth in 2017. He competes in the IJF World Tour. He won a bronze medal at the 2019 Asian Open in Hong Kong.

Earlier, Lakambam’s Sushila Devi, who had competed at the Tokyo Olympics last year, won the silver medal in the women’s 48 kg category, losing in the final to South Africa’s Michaela Whitbowl in the golden score period via a vazha ari. .

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

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