Garima Choudhary in London Olympics 2012

Garima Choudhary will represent Indian as only Indian judoka to qualify for the upcoming London Olympics. Garima made the cut in the 63kg category on the basis of the latest rankings released by the International Judo Federation (IJF). The 22—year—old, who finished seventh at the recent Asian Judo Championships at Tashkent, is ranked 88th in her category with 34 points while the other player to have clinched the Asian quota is Turkmenistan’s 63rd ranked Gulnar Hayytbaeva. Garima would be the lone Indian to represent the country in the discipline of Judo in the Olympics. “It’s a dream come true for any athlete to compete at the biggest stage like the Olympics. I am fortunate to make the grade,” said the Meerut girl. Meanwhile, secretary general of Judo Federation of India (JFI), Mukesh Kumar said they were planning to send Garima to Cuba or Paris for training and exposure.

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