Commonwealth Games 2022: Judoka paintbrush Mann loses in 78kg final, wins silver medal

Paintbrush, who started off defensively and took two cautions against the 2014 Games gold medalist, got a point when she managed to bring down her opponent.

But the Scottish judoka made a scintillating attack and with less than a minute on the clock brought down Tulika to earn the ippon to win the match.

It was a major setback for the Indian judoka from New Delhi as she arrived in Birmingham with great hopes of winning her first major international gold medal.

But this was not the case as an Indian judoka once again had to settle for silver.

Earlier, Shusheela Devi Likambam had won a silver medal in the women’s 48kg category, while Vijay Kumar Yadav won a bronze medal in the men’s 60kg category.

India has so far won three silver and five bronze medals in judo at the Commonwealth Games. Judo is an optional sport at the Commonwealth Games and has been held before Birmingham in the 1986, 1990, 2002 and 2014 editions.

In the semi-finals, Tulika got the better of Sydney Andrews of New Zealand, starting the attack by a two-minute stroke in normal time.

Paintbrush, who received a bye in the round of 16, began the final day of competition in the women’s highest weight category with an easy win against Tracy Durhon of Mauritius, with an Ippon win.

Tulika attacked in the first minute itself and earned a waza-ari. He then claimed another waza-ari in the final minutes of the three-minute normal time, so an Ippon won.

This is the biggest medal of Tulika’s career as the 23-year-old from New Delhi has so far won a gold medal at the South Asian Games in 2019 and two gold medals at the Commonwealth Championships in 2019.

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