India’s sole judoka Garima Chaudhary was knocked out of the 2012 London Olympics after she lost to Japanese Yoshie Ueno in the opening round of the women’s 63 kg class here Tuesday.
She was beaten by the Japanese by an Ippon in just 1.21 minutes.
A file photo of Garima’s opponent Yoshie Ueno (white). Reuters
Garima, who is ranked 88th in the world, secured the continental quota spot along with Turkmenistan’s 63rd ranked Gulnar Hayytbaeva.
Garima qualified for the London Games after consistent performances at the international level, beginning with the Paris World championships last year, followed by an impressive showing in the World Cup in Warsaw and the Asian championship in Tashkent this year.
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