Sushila Likmabam :: Manipur Olympics Dreams 2020 Tokyo
A Profile

Daniel Chabungbam *

 Sushila Likmabam  :: Manipur Olympics Dreams 2020 Tokyo
Sushila Likmabam :: Manipur Olympics Dreams 2020 Tokyo

Manipur has been producing a number of sports persons who won medals at various international and national events. They have brought laurels to the state as well as the nation as these players from Manipur have contributed significantly to the medal tally of the country in any international sporting event.

Among such players is Likmabam Sushila Devi, who bagged a silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow, Scotland.

Likmabam Sushila Devi is the second child of Likmabam Manihar Singh and Likmabam ongbi Chaobi Devi of Heingang Mayai Leikai in Imphal East district. She was born on 1st February 1995 and is the second sibling among four children. Right from the village and local (leikai) level sporting events to the Commonwealth Games Stadium, Sushila Devi stands up with a nerve to win medals in her favourite game of Judo.

Her uncle, an international Judo player Likmabam Dinit took Sushila to the Khuman Lampak in December 2002. She stayed at Khuman Lampak SAI Hostel and started playing Judo at an early stage of her life. Sushila’s first coach was Deven Moirangthem of SAI SAG Khuman Lampak, Imphal. She also took training under Kh. Sabitri Chanu of Sports Authority of India (SAI) Special Area Games (SAG) Khuman Lampak. She undertook training under coach Deven Moirangthem and Sabitri Chanu from 2003 till 2010.

She then shifted her training to NIS Centre of Excellence at Patiala in 2010 and trained under the guidance of Jeevan Sharma. Her uncle has been her inspiration from her early childhood. She was trained under Jeevan Sharma at NIS Centro of Excellence from 2010 to 2017. She joined Manipur Police in 2017. After taking permission from Manipur Police department, she has been training at JSW Bangalore under Jeevan Sharma. She is presently based at JSW Bangalore.

Sushila Likmabam - 20th Commonwealth Games 2014 Silver Medal winner reception :: July 30, 2014
Sushila Likmabam - 20th Commonwealth Games 2014 Silver Medal winner reception on July 30, 2014 :: Pix - Lamdamba Oinam

Sushila Likmabam always had an attraction for Judo, but it was her uncle to whom she attributes her being in this sporting career. He is a Judo player himself and got her interested into this game when she was a child. He has trained her in her early days and made her ready for any competition.

Besides, the support of her family and relatives also serves a huge morale booster during her maiden journey into the sporting career. Elder brother of Sushila, Likmabam Shilakshi Singh is also a national gold medal winner in Judo. He is in the Services team of the country representing Border Security Force (BSF).

After her performance at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Sushila Likmabam also hope of winning a medal at Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

About her preparations for the Asian Games 2014, a hopeful Sushila Likmabam says, "I am positive about the games. I am putting in my best efforts, and I am optimistic about not repeating the same mistakes at the 2014 CWG and ensure a gold medal." She feels she could have won a gold medal at the multi-sport event at Glasgow had India provided better facilities. The players, mainly from Manipur, have enough talent and enough capabilities to win medals at national and international level. But lack of proper facilities has always kept them behind others.

Sushila Likmabam - 20th Commonwealth Games 2014 Silver Medal winner reception :: July 30, 2014
Sushila Likmabam - 20th Commonwealth Games 2014 Silver Medal winner reception in July 30, 2014 :: Pix - Lamdamba Oinam

Olympians, medalist, senior players and coaches from Manipur are working in other states. So, Sushila Likmabam urged the state government to provide jobs to those who have left the state in order to produce players at the national and international level. The state players are facing problems including monetary fund to organise a good training facilities or to be exposed to training facilities available away from the home state or even away from the country.

The players also lack senior players within the state. "Judo is not such a popular sport in this country. So the government does not sanction enough funds. I hope the scene will change now," added the 2010 Commonwealth Championships gold medalist. Sushila stressed on the need to participate in more international events and increase the number of national competitions for improving performance.

"Perfection comes with practice. We should be sent for more international events so that we can raise our standards. On the other hand, emphasis should also be given on more national events to bring in young talents."

Sushila Devi was offered jobs outside the state but declined the offer as she wants to play and bring medal for her native state, Manipur. Sushila was offered a job as constable in Manipur Police in 20th June 2017.

For better performance and good facilities she again joined in IIS (Inspired Institution of Sports) under JSW in 2017 with permission from the Home department, Government of Manipur. As Sushila is busy training at France for the Tokyo Olympics 2020, she hopes to bring laurel for the country and Manipur.


Competition Year Category Medal
51st National School Games, Delhi 2005 36 Kg Gold
SAI Inter-regional Judo Tournament, Patiala 2007 40 Kg Gold
North East Games, Guwahati, Assam 2008 44 Kg Gold
State Level Judo Championship, Imphal 2008 44 Kg Gold
Junior National Judo Championship, Manipur 2008 44 Kg Gold
2nd Asian Youth Judo Championship, Yemen, Syria 2008 44 Kg Bronze
XXIII North East Games, Tripura 2009 44 Kg Gold
Commonwealth Judo Championship, Singapore 2010 44 Kg Gold
Junior National Judo Championship, Karnataka 2010 52 Kg Gold
56th National School Games, Delhi 2011 52 Kg Gold
Asian Youth Judo Championship, Lebanon 2011 52 Kg Gold Best Judoka of Asian
National Youth & Junior Judo Championship, Haryana 2013 52 Kg Gold
Asian Junior & Youth Judo Championship, China 2013 52 Kg Bronze
National Youth & Judo Championship, Dehradun 2014 52 Kg Gold
Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, Scotland 2014 48 Kg Silver
Asian Games, Incheon, South Korea 2014 48 Kg participate
National Games, Kerala 2014 48 Kg Gold
Senior Judo Championship, Uttarkhand 2014 48 Kg Gold
South Asian Games, Shillong, India 2016 48 Kg Gold
Asian Judo Open World Ranking, Hongkong 2018 48 Kg Silver
Commonwealth Judo Championship, India 2018 48 Kg Gold
8th South Asian Judo Championship, Nepal 2018 48 Kg Gold
3rd All India Police Judo Cluster, Orissa 2018 48 Kg Gold
Senior National Judo Championship, Vishakhatpatnam 2019 48 Kg Gold
Asian Judo Open Hongkong 2019 48 Kg Gold
South Asian Games, Nepal 2019 52 Kg Gold
Commonwealth Judo Championship, England 2019 48 Kg Gold
Zegreb Grand Prix 2019 48 Kg 5th Place
Taskent Grand Prix 2019 48 Kg 5th place
South Asian Games, Nepal 2019 48 Kg Gold

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This article was posted on July 01, 2021.

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