Vijay Kumar Yadav handed India second medal in Judo of the Commonwealth Games 2022 as he beat Petros Christodoulides of Cyprus in the men’s 60kg tie to clinch bronze. Earlier, India’s Vijay Kumar Yadav defeated Dylon Munro of Scotland to enter the bronze medal match.
Who is Vijay Kumar?
Vijay Kumar had earlier claimed a bronze medal at the Asian Open in Hong Kong in 2018. The same year he won the Commonwealth Championships in Jaipur and completed an encore in Walsall 2019. Multiple Indian champions in the seniors and juniors division, Vijay Kumar won a Lakshman state award in 2019. As a cadet, he won medals at Asian Cadet Championships and as senior, he was fifth in 2017. Vijay Kumar also bagged a bronze medal at the Asian Open in Hong Kong in 2019.