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silver medal in judo forShushila Devi and bronze for vijay yadav in judo

India’s experienced judoka Sushila Devi Likmabam lost the 48kg final against South Africa’s Michaela Whitebooi by a solitary point to settle for silver during the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Monday. This was followed by Vijay Kumar Yadav’s bronze medal in the 60kg repechage round, where he defeated Cypriot Petros Christodoulides by ‘Ippon’ to add India’s second medal in judo.

Sushila’s final turned out to be a cagey affair with both the judokas keeping their defence strong throughout while the South African clinched the top honours in the golden score (sudden death) by just a point.

For Sushila, this was her second silver at the CWG as she lost the 2014 Glasgow gold medal bout in the same category.

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