Judokas in line for four bronze

Judokas in line for four bronze

Four Indian judokas were in contention for a bronze medal in the higher weight categories on the third and concluding day of the martial art event here on Saturday.

In the men’s event, Sahil Pathania (upto 100 kg) and Parveen Kumar (+100 kg) will be vying for bronze medal via repechage bouts while Jina Devi Chongtham (upto 78 kg) and Rajwinder Kaur (+78 kg) have also reached the medal round.

In his quarterfinal bout, Pathania lost to Jason Koster having conceded three shido penalties and ‘Ippon’.

However quarterfinal qualification ensured repechage bouts for Pathania, who knocked out Dominic Dugasse of Seychelles with an ‘Ippon’ within a minute. He will now fight against Tim Slyfield of New Zealand in the bronze medal bout.

In the (+100 kg) event, Parveen was ‘Ippon’ed in the quarterfinal by Kiwi Sam Rosser but won his repechage bout against Gavin McNeill of New Zealand to set up a bronze medal fight with Jake Andrewartha of Australia.

In the women’s (upto 78 kg) event, Manipuri Jina Devi is pitted against Hortense Mballa Atangana in the bronze medal clash.

In the (+78 kg) event, Rajwinder Kaur won her repechage bout against Canadian Sophie Vaillancourt by virtue of a single Wazari to set up ‘bronze date’ with Kenyan Esther Akinyi Ratugi.

 Swimming

India’s Sandeep Sejwal finished sixth in the first semifinal of the 100M breastroke as Indian swimmers continued their disappointing show.

Sejwal finished sixth with a timing of 1:03.24 to bow out of the competition on Thursday evening.

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