Asian Games: Judoka Rajwinder Kaur Loses in Repechage Round

Glasgow Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Rajwinder Kaur went down against Kyrgyzstan's Nagira Sarbashova in the women's +78kg category.

Updated: September 22, 2014 17:40 IST
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CWG bronze medal winner Rajwinder Kaur will hope to shine at the Asian Games too.


Incheon: In another poor showing by India's judo contingent, Glasgow Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Rajwinder Kaur fell in the women's +78kg category final of repechage round in the 17th Asian Games at the Dowon Gymnasium here on Monday. (Day 3 Blog | Medal Tally)

A lot was expected from the Indian judokas after they won four medals (two silver, two bronze) at the 2014 CWG in Glasgow, Scotland. (Squash: Pallikal Settles for Bronze | Ghosal Creates History)

However, India have failed to win even a single medal from judo at the Incheon Games and Rajwinder's ouster by Kyrgyzstan's Nagira Sarbashova was the latest bad news for the contingent.

The 30-year-old was beaten by Mongolia's Javzmaa Odkhu in the +78 kg quarters and went into the repechage to fight for a place in the bronze medal match. (Read: Indian Men's Football Team Ousted)

The Kyrgyz athlete put in a dominant performance and defeated the Indian by Ippon with 'Kiken gachi'.

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