Commonwealth Games 2014: Rajwinder Kaur Clinches Judo Bronze for India

Rajwinder Kaur defeated Kenyan Esther Akinyi Ratugi to win the bronze in the women's 78kg category at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Updated: July 27, 2014 01:02 IST
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Rajwinder Kaur brought India some cheer, winning bronze.


Glasgow: It was a mixed day for Indian judokas as Rajwinder Kaur clinched the bronze while Jina Devi Chongtham and Sahil Pathania missed the medal by a whisker in the Commonwealth Games being held at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre here Saturday.

India's Pariskhit Kumar also lost to New Zealand's Jake Andrewartha in the men's 100kg bronze medal contest B later in the day. (Sarnobat, Sayeed Win Gold in 25m Air Pistol)

With four judokas - Jina Devi, Sahil, Rajwinder and Parikshit - making the bronze medal play-offs, expectations were high. But Jina Devi, Sahil and Parikshit lost their bouts in disappointing fashion.

However, Rajwinder gave something to cheer for as she defeated Kenyan Esther Akinyi Ratugi to win the bronze in the women's 78kg category. Rajwinder won on penalties as Esther picked up three warnings. (Chandela, Paul Win Gold in 10m Air Rifle)

Earlier, Jina Devi lost her women's -78kg contest to Cameroonian Hortense Mballa Atangana. The Indian picked up a shido or a warning in the 44th second and Hortense nailed it with a yuko and an ippon.

Sahil also lost his men's -100 kg match to New Zealand's Tim Slyfield. Sahil picked up two shidos and Slyfield got one but the New Zealander sealed it with an ippon.

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