Before the Olympics, the process of getting Indian players’ tickets to Tokyo continues. Judo player Sushila Devi has almost fixed the Olympic quota for India on Wednesday. She will be the first player to win the Tocto Olympic quota in Judo. Sushila has provisionally qualified for the Tokyo Olympics by securing the continental quota.
However, the confirmation of Sushil’s participation in the Tokyo Olympics will be done only on June 28 when the final list of qualifying players will be released. Sushil had to face defeat in the first round of the 48 kg category of the World Judo Championship on Sunday. He currently has 989 points, making him seventh in the Asian list.
Asia has Olympic quota
According to the website of the International Judo Federation, “The information released is provisional and only the names of judokas who would have qualified for the Olympics were given today.” Continental quotas are given based on the ranking of judo players in the region. Asia has 10 quota places.
According to the website, ‘This list is likely to change significantly by June 28, 2021, which is the last date for securing Olympic qualification marks.’ Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju congratulated Sushila on her achievement. Rijiju tweeted, “I congratulate Judoka Sushila Devi on qualifying for Tokyo 2020 through continental quota in women’s 48kg category. Our players are trying their best to make India proud.’ The Judo Federation of India, however, said it would wait for the final list.
Final decision will be taken on June 28
The federation’s source said, “It (the list of International Judo Federation) may change and the final list will be ready only on June 28.” . Maybe we will know after the World Championships is over on June 13.
“There is no Olympic qualifying event after the current World Championships. India will get only one quota, which will be between Sushila Likmabam (Women’s Under 48kg) and Jasleen (Men’s Under 66kg). Only one National Olympic Committee player from each region is entitled to qualify through the continental quota.