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

Hardeep lost to South Korea’s Seungsu Lee 3-10 while Garima lost to Gulnoza Matniyazov of Uzbekistan 0-10.

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

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

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 70 kg 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.