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Tokyo Olympics: Indian Wrestler Vinesh Phogat ousted in quarterfinals

TOKYO: Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat lost the quarter final bout to former world champion Belarus’s Vanesa Kaladzinskaya at the Tokyo Olympics.

Her opponent’s impressive defence techniques prevented her from making any takedowns.

She had hard time to wriggle out of her opponent’s headlocks. Despite being one of the strongest wrestlers in her category, the top seed was rattled by Venesa.

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Phogat gave it all however, Venesa was unshakable. She impressively managed to keep her legs straight when Phogat made the attempt to push her down on the knees.

Venesa Phogat before the quartefinal bout

The Indian wrestler sailed into the quarterfinals of the Women’s Freestyle 53kg after beating Sweden’s Sofia Magdalena Mattsson at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday. She had  made a  commanding 7-1 win over her opponent to enter the quarter finals.

She had knocked out the Rio Olympics bronze-winner and six-time world medallist  at the 2019 World Championship as well.

She will now wait to know her repechage fate for bronze.

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