Updated: July 24, 2021 9:38:23 am
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.
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.
Sushila was the only Indian Judo athlete at this year’s Olympic Games.
Sushila, who considers boxing icon M C Mary Kom as her inspiration, started well against the Hungarian but floundered after that.
Sushila, who competes in the 48kg category, had qualified for her maiden Games via continental quota.