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Judoka Sushila loses in opener

Published: 24th Jul 2021 5:49 pm

Tokyo: Indian judoka Sushila Devi’s challenge in the Tokyo Olympics came to an early end as she lost her contest to Hungarian Eva Csernoviczki, who qualified for a round of 16 clash against Japan’s Funa Tonaki, here on Saturday.

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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.

It was always going to be tough for the 26 year-old from Manipur at the world’s premier sporting competition.

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