Rio 2016: Sakshi Malik in quarters, Vinesh injured in quarters, bows out of the Olympics

vinesh phogat injured at Rio

Mixed day for Indian wrestling. Post her entry into the round of 16, #SakshiMalik wrestled Mariana Cherdivara-Esanu of Moldova in the pre-quarters bout at the Olympics.  And she emerged victorious.  At the end of the match, it was in a tie condition, but Malik won thanks to a single-largest score of 4 points in the match, with the score at 5-5 and 19 seconds left on the clock.

At the start of the match, Malik trailed 0-3 initially after the first period against Mariana but soon she turned it around, and led with 5-3. Mariana the fought back to make the score even, but it was Malik’s lucky day at the Olympics.

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On the other hand, #VineshPhogat started off good, leading with 1-0 against Sun Yanan in freestyle 48kg quarter-finals. But unfortunately Phogat hurt her right knee.

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Our injured wrestler couldn’t save the game, conceding 2 points to trail 1-2 to Sun Yanan. This pretty much ended the match and put end to Vinesh Phogat‘s Olympics journey. Heart breaking for India!

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