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Wrestler Vinesh Phogat crashes out of Tokyo Olympics

Thursday, 5 August 2021 (13:59 IST)
Tokyo: World No 1 Vinesh Phogat's hopes of competing in repechage round dashed away after Vanesa Kaladzinskaya of Belarus lost to her Chinese opponent Pant Qianyu in the semi-final of women's freestyle wrestling 53kg here on Thursday.

Earlier, Vinesh, went down to Vanesa Kaladzinskaya of Belarus in the quarter-finals.

The Indian wrestler, who was trailing 3-9, lost the bout via fall.

Earlier, Phogat won her opening round by defeating Sweden's Sofia Magdalena 7-1.

Wrestler Anshu Malik also lost her repechage round 2 to Olympic silver-medallist Valeria Kublova in the women's freestyle 57kg category earlier today.

She lost 1-5 to Valeria Kublova. (UNI)

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