Indian Judoka Sushila Loses Her Round Of 32 Clash At Tokyo Olympics


New Delhi: Indian judoka Sushila Devi has lost her contest to Hungarian Eva Csernoviczki, who qualified for a round of 16 clash against Japan’s Funa Tonaki, here on Saturday.

Csernoviczki, a 2012 London edition bronze medallist, pinned Sushila for a full 20 seconds to claim the Ippon and win the round of 32 match.

Sushila fought hard for a major part of the bout until she committed a small error, which proved to be disastrous for the Indian and cost her the match.

Sushila was the only Indian Judo athlete at this year’s Olympic Games.

Sushila, who considers boxing icon MC Mary Kom as her inspiration, started well against the Hungarian but floundered after that. Sushila had qualified for her maiden Games via continental quota.

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