Witbooi defeated India’s Shushila Likmabam
Michaela Witbooi proudly sang the South African national anthem after claiming the gold medal in the judo category for fighters weighing 48kg and under at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Monday.
Witbooi defeated India’s Shushila Likmabam, the silver medalist from the 2014 Games in Glasgow, for SA’s fifth gold of the 2022 Games.
“Please stand up for the national anthem of South Africa,” writed Team SA on Monday evening on social media.
In an impressive judo career so far, the Tuks Sport athlete also claimed the gold medal at the Africa Senior Judo Championships in 2019.
Also on Monday, Charne Griesel, wrestled her way to a bronze medal in the women's judo 52kg event after defeating Northern Ireland’s Yasmin Javadian.
So far, Team SA have won five gold medals, one silver and four bronze in what has been a successful showing so far, as reported by Pretoria News, a partner of TV BRICS.
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