Sushila Devi Lakmabam was in superb form throughout the day, first defeating Malawi’s Harriet Bonface by epon and then mauritius’ Priscilla Morand with the highest score possible in a judo match.
The list of people who congratulated Sushila Devi on Twitter included PM Narendra Modi, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Jagat Prakash Nadda among others.
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The 27-year-old judoka hails from Hanging Mai Lekai in Imphal East District. Born in 1995, he is the second of four children. Right from the start, Sushila showed signs of being a champion in competitions ranging from local to the prestigious Commonwealth Games.
Here are some reactions to Sushila Devi’s silver medal from Twitter:
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Happy with Sushila Devi Lakmabam’s extraordinary performance. Congratulations to him for winning the silver medal. He has demonstrated remarkable skill and resilience. Best wishes for his future endeavours.”
Shashila Devi thrilled by Lakmabam’s phenomenal performance. Congratulations to him for winning the silver medal. He has demonstrated remarkable skill and resilience. Best wishes for his future endeavours. pic.twitter.com/fZ5t49WjKV
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 1, 2022
Vice President of India Mr. M. Venkaiah Naidu shared his reaction on Sushila Devi’s performance on Twitter.
What a charming performance by Sushila Devi!
Congratulations to her for winning the silver medal in the women’s judo (48 kg) event @birminghamcg22. His win will inspire many athletes and bring more interest in judo. My best wishes for his bright future. pic.twitter.com/otom4MnIZI
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) August 1, 2022
Gautam Gambhir took to Twitter to congratulate Sushila Devi for her exceptional performance.
Exceptional Performance Sushila Devi Lakmabam! Congratulations to India on the silver medal! 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/oVwhKLQ5eV
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 1, 2022
Jagat Prakash Nadda also took to Twitter to congratulate Sushila Devi for the medal, saying, “Congratulations to our judoka Sushila Devi for bagging a silver medal in CWG’22.” His performance throughout the tournament has been nothing short of spectacular and this success is the result. The whole country is proud of you and your victory.
Congratulations to our judoka Sushila Devi for bagging a silver medal in CWG’22. His performance throughout the tournament has been nothing short of spectacular and this success is the result. The whole country is proud of you and your victory.#CWG2022 pic.twitter.com/3j6ZduJgm7
— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) August 1, 2022
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