Today’s Top Current Affairs: 02 August 2022

Weightlifter Harjinder Kaur won bronze medal in Commonwealth Games 2022

At the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, India’s Harjinder Kaur claimed the bronze medal in the women’s 71kg weightlifting.

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  • At the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, India’s Harjinder Kaur claimed the bronze medal in the women’s 71kg weightlifting.

  • England’s Sarah Davis won the gold medal with a Commonwealth Games record of 229kg.

  • Canada’s Alexis Ashworth won the silver medal by lifting a total of 214 kg.

  • Harjinder Kaur’s career

  • Harjinder started weightlifting at Panjab University in 2016. Her father works as a farmer and is the sole breadwinner in the family.

  • In August 2021, Harjinder was boarded at the Indian National Camp Patiala. He also won the 2021 Commonwealth Senior Championships Silver Medalist.

In Judo, Shushila Devi Likambam won silver medal in Commonwealth Games 2022

Shushila Devi Likmabam won the silver medal in the women’s judo 48kg final and won India the 7th medal of the Commonwealth Games 2022.

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  • Shushila Devi Likmabam won the silver medal in the women’s judo 48kg final and won India the 7th medal of the Commonwealth Games 2022.

  • Shushila defeated Harriet Bonface in the quarterfinals and defeated Priscilla Morand of Mauritius in the semifinals to win herself a medal.

  • Sushila had fought for the gold medal but lost in the final against Michaela Whitebuy of South Africa.

In Commonwealth Games 2022, Vijay Kumar won bronze medal in Judo

In the Commonwealth Games 2022, Vijay Kumar Yadav won India’s second medal in Judo.

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  • In the Commonwealth Games 2022, Vijay Kumar Yadav won India’s second medal in Judo.

  • Vijay Kumar defeated Petros Christodoulides of Cyprus to win the bronze medal in the men’s 60kg tie.

  • Earlier, Vijay Kumar Yadav of India defeated Dylan Munro of Scotland to make it to the bronze medal match.

About Vijay Kumar:

  • Earlier, Vijay Kumar won a bronze medal at the Asian Open in Hong Kong in 2018. In the same year he won the Commonwealth Championship in Jaipur and also completed an encore at Walsall 2019.

  • In 2019, Vijay won the Laxman Rajya Puraskar.

  • As a cadet, Vijay won medals at the Asian Cadet Championships. As a senior, he was ranked 5th in 2017.

  • She won a bronze medal at the Asian Open in Hong Kong in 2019.

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