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CWG: Sunibala to vie for 70kg judo bronze

Posted on Jul 25 2014 | IANS

Glasgow, July 25 : Sunibala Huirdom of India will fight for a 2014 Commonwealth bronze medal in the women's -70kg judo event after beating Canadian Monika Burgess in the Repechage contest. However, Garima Choudhary bowed out losing in the -63kg Repechage to Katie Jemima Yeats-Brown here Friday.

Both Indian competitors lost their quarterfinal bouts, but while Sunibala advanced in the Repechage beating her Canadian opponent through 'Shido' (light penalty), Garima lost to her 19-year-old English opponent via 'Waza-ari' (half-point).

Earlier in the day, Sunibala beat Memory Zikhale of Botswana in the preliminary round of 16 bout via 'Waza-ari' while Garima registered a 'Golden Score' win over Cameroon's Bibiene Fopa.

In the men's section, Balvinder Singh lost to Edson Madeira by a 'Tomoe-nage' throw while Eric Jean Omgba Fouda ousted Vikender Singh through 'Ippon' in a contest lasting just 53 seconds.

In the quarters, Garima lost to Scotland's Sarah Clark while Huidrom went down to Catherine Scott.

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