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CWG 2022: Shushila Devi bags Silver medal in women's judo, Vijay Kumar wins bronze


In the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Shushila Devi got a silver in women's judo 48kg final, giving India its seventh medal of the Commonwealth Games 2022. Shushila, who earlier in the day, had defeated Harriet Bonface in the quarterfinal, notched up a second win by beating Priscilla Morand of Mauritius in the semis to assure herself a medal. With a silver guaranteed, Sushila was in for a gold finish, but came up short against South Africa's Michaela Whitebooi in the final, nonetheless ensuring her second CWG medal.

Vijay Kumar Yadav won a bronze medal in the judo men's- 60kg final. With this win, Yadav gave India its eighth medal in Birmingham 2022.

In Weightlifting, Indian weightlifter Harjinder Kaur won the bronze medal in the women’s 71kg category. Harjinder Kaur, a former Commonwealth Championships silver medallist, logged 212kg (snatch - 93kg; clean and jerk - 119kg) to sneak onto the podium in dramatic fashion. Harjinder Kaur failed with her first snatch attempt at 90kg but logged successful lifts of 90kg and 93kg in her next two efforts to keep herself in the running for a medal.

In Badminton, the Indian mixed team will defend its title as PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen and Chirag Shetty-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy took India to the final. The Indian team beat Singapore 3-0 in the semi-finals. India will now take on Malaysia for the gold medal in mixed team badminton at CWG 2022 today.

In Hockey, the Indian men's hockey team played out a thrilling 4-4 draw against England after the opposition made a stunning comeback in the final quarter of the Pool B match. India will next face off against Canada in Pool B match tomorrow.

In Table Tennis, defending champions India defeated Nigeria 3-0 to enter men's competition final. Achanta Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, and Harmeet Desai put on spirited performances to set up the final clash against Singapore for Gold medal. India will face Singapore in the final today at 6 PM IST. (AIR NEWS)

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