August 15, 2022
Commonwealth Games 2022: Tulika Mann wins silver after losing in +78kg judo final


Tulika Mann won silver medal for India at CWG 2022

Tulika Mann’s dreams of getting India its first gold medal in judo were shattered as she was defeated by Sarah Adlington of Scotland in the women’s +78kg final. This is a reliable silver for a youngster looking stunned and sad after a loss. Adlington won after performing ‘Ippon’.

The 22-year-old, a four-time national champion, had defeated Sydney Andrews of New Zealand in the semi-finals. She lost the match initially but performed an ‘ippen’ to humble Andrews within three minutes in the semi-final match.

This is India’s third medal in judo in the showpiece event. L Sushila Devi and Vijay Kumar had won silver and bronze in women’s 48kg and men’s 60kg respectively on Monday.

It is to be noted that in the wake of the derecognition of Judo Federation of India on 22nd April, an expert committee was constituted by the Sports Authority of India to oversee the trials and selection process for the Commonwealth Games and also suggest necessary changes. was given. ,

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The committee included Olympian judocus Kavas Billimoria, Sandeep Bayala and Sunit Thakur as well as judo masters Arun Dwivedi and Yogesh K Dhadve.

(with agency input)

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