Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh congratulated Judoka Likmabam Shushila Devi and other Manipuri athletes who were declared qualified to represent India in the Olympic Games.
“Congratulations to our Judoka Likmabam Shushila Devi who has qualified for Tokyo 2020 through the Asian continental quota. I’m proud of our Manipuri athletes who’ll be representing the country in the upcoming Olympic Games. May your hard work and dedication bring laurels to the country,” Biren writes on his Facebook wall.
Judoka Shushila, 24, was qualified for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in the 48 kg category. The announcement was made by the International Judo Federation (IJF).
She is the only Indian judo player to have qualified for the Tokyo Games, according to reports.
Other Manipur sportspersons qualified are boxer MC Mary Kom, women’s hockey player Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, men’s hockey player Shanglakpam Nilakanta Sharma, and weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu.