Indian judo star Sushila Devi will open her Tokyo Olympics 2020 marketing campaign towards Eva Csernoviczki. Devi is representing India within the ladies’s 48kg occasion in judo and is the one Indian judoka on the Tokyo Video games. The Tokyo Video games are Sushila Devi’s first Olympics.
Sushila Devi’s opening match is predicted to be a troublesome one. Eva Csernoviczki is a former Olympic medalist. Csernoviczki received a bronze medal within the ladies’s 48kg class on the London Olympics and is significantly better ranked than Sushila Devi.
Eva Csernoviczki is World No. 24 whereas Sushila Devi is World No. 46. The final time the 2 locked horns, Eva Csernoviczki obtained the higher of Sushila Devi. Issues will solely get harder for the Indian if she beats Eva Csernoviczki within the Spherical of 32.
Sushila Devi can have a troublesome marketing campaign at Tokyo 2020
Within the subsequent spherical, Sushila Devi is prone to meet Japan’s Funa Tonaki. The Japanese is a former World Champion and claimed two silver medals within the 2018 and 2018 World Championships. Tonaki additionally received a silver on the IJF World Masters this yr.
In accordance with the foundations of judo on the Tokyo Olympics 2020, the highest seeds of every weight class will get byes within the first spherical. This makes life simpler for Funa Tonaki.
Sushila Devi’s declare to fame was on the 2014 Commonwealth Video games in Glasgow the place she made her approach to the ultimate. Within the title match, she misplaced towards native Judoka Kimberly Renicks and was awarded the silver medal.
In 2018, Sushila Devi suffered a hamstring damage that compelled her to overlook the Asian Video games, which pushed the Judoka right into a despair.
Nevertheless, Sushila Devi fought her demons and battled onerous to safe a spot within the 2020 Olympics. Her coach Jiwan Sharma believes she will be able to spring a shock too as she has an aggressive mindset.
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