CWG: Navjot and Shushila win silver for India in judo

Navjot Chana, Shushila Likmabam win second place in men's 60kg and women's 48kg respectively

Glasgow: Judokas Navjot Chana and Shushila Likmabam settled for silver in the final of the men's and women's -60kg and -48kg categories respectively at the Commonwealth Games at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) here yesterday.

(Inset) Shushila Likmabam and Navjot Chana (in blue) during the Round of 16 match vs Australia's Tom Pappas yesterday. (Pic/Getty Images)
(Inset) Shushila Likmabam and Navjot Chana (in blue) during the Round of 16 match vs Australia's Tom Pappas yesterday. (Pic/Getty Images)

30-year-old Chana lost to England's Ashley Mckenzie in 5 minutes while Shushila went down to Kimberley Renicks in 1 minute and 26 seconds. Kimberley took the first gold for hosts Scotland.

Earlier, Chana, who is employed with Punjab Police, beat South African Daniel Le Grange in the semi-finals while Shushila got the better of Australian Chloe Rayner.

Meerut girl Shivani lost her Round of 16 match in the -57kg category as she picked up three consecutive shidos against Canada's Jessica Kimklait.

All over for Nandal
It was the end of road for Manjeet Nandal, who lost his men's -66kg quarter-final bout to English Colin Oates, who picked up a shido just after the first minute but finished it off with an ippon.

It has been an impressive show by Nandal who won both his bouts (Round of 32 and 16) in comprehensive fashion. The 24-year-old from Haryana first beat Malta's Jeremy Saywell by O-Soto-Gari.

Meanwhile, Indian shuttlers also started their campaign thrashing Ghana 5-0 in the mixed team event. Parupalli Kashyap beat Daniel Sam 21-6, 21-16 in the singles match. PV Sindhu then doubled the lead with a 21-7, 21-5 win over Stella Amasah. The men's doubles pair of Akshay Dewalkar and Pranaav Chopra made it 3-0 beating Emmanuel Donkor and Abraham Ayittey 21-7, 21-11.

The women's doubles defending champion pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa beat Evelyn Botwe and Diana Archer 21-4, 21-10. In the last tie PC Thulasi and Kidambi Srikanth paired up to beat Sam and Amasah 21-5, 21-9. In table tennis, Indian men and women's team made a comfortable start by defeating Vanuatu and Barbados respectively. The women's team blanked Barbados 3-0.

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