Asiad Judo: Hardeep, Garima lose in the pre-quarters

Harshdeep Singh lost to South Korea’s Seungsu Lee 3-10, while Garima Choudhary was beaten 10-0.

South Korea’s Lee Seung-su (in white) competes against India’s Harshdeep Singh Brar (in blue) during their men's judo 81kg round-of-16 match.

Indian judokas Harshdeep Singh Brar and Garima Choudhary crashed out in the pre-quarterfinals of their respective events at the 18th Asian Games here today.

Hardeep lost to South Korea’s Seungsu Lee 3-10 in the round of 16 of the men’s 81kg category.

The 20-year-old Indian committed three Shidos (minor violations) while Lee received one penalty point and scored an Ippon (full point).

Earlier, Hardeep had sailed past Rajitha P. K. Uwarapaksha Gedara of Sri Lanka 10-0 in the round of 32.

In the women’s 70kg event, Garima lost to Gulnoza Matniyazov of Uzbekistan 0-10.

Garima, who was India’s sole judoka in the 2012 London Olympics, failed to pick up any point in her bout while Matniyazov managed to log an Ippon.