Shushila Devi Likmabam won a silver in women’s judo 48kg final, giving India its seventh medal of the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.Shushila, who earlier in the day, had defeated Harriet Bonface in the quarterfinal, notched up a second win by beating Priscilla Morand of Mauritius in the semis to assure herself a medal. With a silver guaranteed, Sushila was in for a gold finish, but came up short against South Africa’s Michaela Whitebooi in the final, nonetheless ensuring her second Commonwealth Games medal.
From the very beginning, Shushila showed signs of a champion excelling in events ranging from local to the prestigious Commonwealth Games.And She becomes 1st Indian to bag multiple medals in Judo in Commonwealth Games .
Indian judoka Shushila Devi after winning a silver medal in Commonwealth Games 2022 ,she said ,”I wanted to win gold but could not win it. I ignored my leg injury and focused on my game. I dedicate this medal to our country’s people and Judo India. Next, I will focus on Asian Games.”