Tokyo Games: Shushila Devi might be hoping to place in a great show within the Olympics.© Twitter
Indian Judoka Shushila Devi might be up towards London 2012 bronze medalist Eva Csernoviczki of Hungary within the opening bout of the ladies’s 48kg at Tokyo 2020. Shushila Devi, who’s making her Summer Games debut, is India’s solely consultant in judo on the Tokyo Olympics. Eva Csernovickzi is world No. 24 whereas Shushila Devi is ranked forty sixth going into the Olympics. In their final encounter, on the Grand Slam Hungary 2020, veteran Csernoviczki had overwhelmed Shushila. If Shushila Devi beats Eva Csernoviczki, an encounter with residence favourite Funa Tonaki within the Round of 16 awaits the Indian judoka, as per Olympics.com.
Funa Tonaki, seeded third, is a former world champion and likewise gained silver within the 2021 Judo World Masters. In judo at Tokyo 2020, the highest seeds in every weight class (relying on whole variety of contributors) get byes within the first spherical. Shushila Devi is ranked seventeenth within the girls’s 48kg.
The elimination and medal rounds for the judo girls’s 48kg occasion happen on Saturday on mat no 1 on the Nippon Budokan — which has hosted concert events for The Beatles prior to now.
The judo girls’s 48kg bouts start at 7.30 AM IST. Shushila Devi’s bout would be the tenth bout on Mat 1.
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