Shushila Devi Likmabam got a silver in the women’s judo 48kg final, giving India its seventh medal of the Commonwealth Games 2022. Shushila had defeated Harriet Bonface in the quarterfinal, and notched up a second win by beating Priscilla Morand of Mauritius in the semis to assure herself a medal. Sushila was in for a gold finish but came up short against South Africa’s Michaela Whitebooi in the final.
The career of Shushila Devi:
- The Indian judoka, who won a silver medal at the 2014 CWG and had represented India at the Tokyo Olympics last year, would be slightly disappointed with the result as one minor error cost her the match.
- Shushila kept making waves for India in judo. She won a silver medal at the Hong Kong Asia Open 2018 & 2019, to go with two 5th place finishes at the Tashkent Grand Prix and Zagreb Grand Prix, both in the year 2019.