London: Wrestling: India’s male wrestlers started their Olympic fight on a disappointing note with both Amit Kumar and Narsingh Pancham Yadav crashing out of their particular weight categories in freestyle wrestling at the ExCel Arena on Friday.
Amit’s fight ended after losing in the second round of the repechage stage of the 55kg freestyle category, Narsingh bowed out in his opening fight of the 74kg division.
But the Indian goes down 0-3 to Radoslav Marinov Velikov of Bulgaria to lose out on a place in the bronze medal play-off tie.
However, Amit started well as he beat Asian champion Hassan Sabzali Rahimi of Iran in the pre-quarter finals before going down 1-3 to Georgia’s Vladimer Khinchegashvili quite tamely in the last eight.
In the meantime, Narsingh Yadav was not lucky as he suffered a first round loss to Canadian Matthew Judah Gentry. He goes down 1-3 to Gentry.
Today’s Schedule of India (Day 15):
|Hockey||Classification 11-12||India Vs South Africa|
|Athlectic||50km Race walk||Basanta Bahadur Rana|
|Wrestling||Men’s 60kg Freestyle||Yogeshwar Dutt|