India’s Rajwinder Kaur bagged a bronze in women’s +78kg judo competition to add to the three medals the country won in the sport at the 20th Commonwealth Games, in Glasgow on Saturday.
Rajwinder defeated Esther Akinyi Ratugi of Kenya in the bronze medal match on penalty points to give cheers to the Indian camp.
The Kenyan was handed three penalties in the four-minute bout as against none for Rajwinder.
- The Royal Opera House Reopens After Decades Of Neglect: Here’s A Quick Tour
- Tata Sons Rubbishes Cyrus Mistry’s Allegations: Here’s What Happened
- Pakistan High Commissioner denies allegations leveled on his staffer for espionage activities
- Odisha: Villagers Refuse To Cremate Dalit Woman’s Body
- Here’s What Farhan Akhtar Said On Karan Johar-MNS ‘Deal’ Over Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’s Release
- Government’s Diwali Gift to Central Government Employees, Pensioners
- Bigg Boss 10 26th October Review: This Episode Is All About Fights
- New Zealand Beat India By 19 Runs In Ranchi; Series Levelled At 2-2
- DND Toll-Free: Noida Toll Company Moves Supreme Court Against Allahabad High Court
- British PM Theresa May Says Kashmir Is A Matter For India, Pakistan To Sort Out
- J&K: Students Suffer As Schools Along LOC Forced To Shut Amid Firing
- Jayalalithaa’s Health: AIADMK Women Supporters Continue Special Prayers For CM
- HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle First Look Video
- Fissures Remain Within Samajwadi Party: All You Need To Know
- Big Cheer For Delhi-Noida Commuters, DND Flyway Becomes Toll Free
Earlier, Rajwinder had lost to J Myers of England in the quarterfinals but won her repechage match against Sophie Vaillancourt of Canada to earn a chance for the bronze medal match.
With Saturday’s bronze, the medal count for India from judo has risen to four, with three – two silver and one bronze – having won on Thursday.
The Indian judokas has already created history by winning the highest number of medals in any Commonwealth Games.
Judo made a return in the Commonwealth Games after 2002 Manchester. This is the third time judo has been included in the Games, the first one being in 1990 in Auckland.
India had won two medals — without a gold– in both 1990 and 2002.
With the bronze from judo, India’s medal tally has risen to 16 with five gold, seven silver and four bronze and now occupy fifth spot in the medal table.
Earlier in the day, four Indian judokas were in contention for a bronze medal in the higher weight categories on the third and concluding day of the martialart event.
However, in the men’s event, Sahil Pathania (upto 100 kg) lost to Tim Slyfield in the bronze medal contest after being handed two penalties against one to the New Zealander.
In women’s event, Jina Devi Chongtham (upto 78 kg) too failed to cross the hurdle as she lost to Hortense Atangana of Cameroon after being handed a penalty.
Parveen Kumar (+100 kg) is still in the run for the bronze medal.
In his quarterfinal bout, Pathania lost to Jason Koster having conceded three shido penalties and ‘Ippon’.
However quarter-final qualification ensured repechage bouts for Pathania, who knocked out Dominic Dugasse of Seychelles with an ‘Ippon’ within a minute.
In the (+100 kg) event, Parveen was ‘Ippon’ ed in the quarterfinal by Kiwi Sam Rosser but won his repechage bout against Gavin McNeill of New Zealand to set up a bronze medal fight with Jake Andrewartha of Australia.