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Commonwealth Games 2022: Judoka Shushila Devi Bags Silver, Vijay Kumar, Harjinder Kaur Secure Bronze

India added three more medals to its arsenal, taking the country's overall tally to 9

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Shushila Devi Likmabam opened India's account on day 4 of The Commonwealth Games 2022, being held in Birmingham.  She settled for silver after losing the women’s 48 kg judo final against South Africa’s Michaela Whitebooi. 

India’s second medal of the day was earned by Vijay Kumar Yadav, who won bronze at the men’s 60 kg judo event. 

The contingent's third medal of the day was bagged by weightlifter Harjinder Kaur, who won bronze in the Women’s 71 kg category. 

Meanwhile, Indian men's table tennis team, and defending champions, led by Sharath Kamal, G. Sathiyan and Harmeet Desai, all but assured a medal by sealing their berth in the finals of the men's event, through an emphatic 3-0 win over Nigeria. Indian women's table tennis team, and defending champions, were however, stunned by an underdog Malaysian team, in their quarterfinals match. 

India's mixed badminton's team also secured their berth in the final through Satwik, Chirag, PV Sindhu, and Lakshya Sen's 2-0 wins, which means another assured medal for India. 

Indian lawn bowls team have also assured themselves atleast a silver medal by  defeating New Zealand 16-13 in the semi-final of the women's fours event. This marked a historic first for India at the lawn bowl event. 

India overtook Malaysia in its total medal tally and sits on 6th place in the overall rankings at The Commonwealth Games 2022 Birmingham, with a total of nine medals that include — three gold, three silver, and three bronze medals. This medal count is bound to rise to 12 with the three remaining assured silver or possible gold team medals in table tennis, badminton, and lawn bowl. 


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