The Judo star from the country ensured that of the four Judoka's, atleast two of them went home with a medal from Birmingham.

Who is Vijay Yadav? 

Vijay Yadav, who won the bronze medal, is from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. He is 26-year-old, and won bronze in the 60 kg category

History of Vijay Yadav

His financial condition was not enough to provide him with a proper diet, so Vijay moved to the SAI hostel in Lucknow. 

Tough conditions

Vijay Kumar Yadav claimed bronze at the Asian Open in Hong Kong in 2018. He also won the Commonwealth Championships in Walsall in 2019.

Major achievements

He won a Lakshmanstate award in 2019. As a cadet, he also won medals at Asian Cadet Championships and as a senior he was fifth in 2017.

Achievements (contd.)

Kumar got here via repechage after dropping eventual finalist Joshua Katz. He beat Scotland's Dylan Munro to reach the second bronze medal match.

Road to bronze

He won bronze in the men’s 60 kg class, beating Cyprus’ Petros Christodoulides by way of Ippon with a few Waza-ari to pin down his opponent.

The victory that won Bronze

Sushila Devi, who participated within the Tokyo Olympics final 12 months, secured the silver medal in the women’s 48kg class 

Second medal in Judo

"happy but also sad I couldn’t win the gold. Kept working hard, did not give any excuse despite many challenges. Will focus on Asian Games and Paris Olympics,” he told ANI.

His words after the bronze

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