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Hardeep loses his Greco-Roman bout

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 Aug 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 16: Wrestler Hardeep Singh crashed out of the men's Greco-Roman 98 kg 1/8 Fil after losing to Turkey's Cenk Ildem 1-2 on points at the Rio Olympics here on Tuesday.

The first period began with both the wrestlers failing to gain any advantage before the 30-year-old Turk was pelised. But Hardeep did not take the advantage leaving both scoreless.

Two minutes into the first period, Hardeep was pelised for a foul and Ildem made the most of it to lead 2-0.

The second period started with a warning to Ildem, which gave the 25-year-old Indian a point. In the last 30 seconds, both wrestlers looked to overcome each other in vain, sealing the deal in favour of the Turkish grappler.

Hardeep's elimition has brought down the curtains on India's campaign in the Greco-Roman category after Ravinder Khatri lost to Hungary's Viktor Lorincz by technical superiority in 85kg on Monday.

Khatri loses in men’s 85kg

India’s Ravinder Khatri lost to Hungary’s Viktor Lorincz by technical superiority in men’s Greco-Roman 85kg 1/8 fils here on Monday. The 24-year-old Indian failed to provide any resistance during a 0-9 loss to the World Championship bronze medallist at the Carioca Are 2 - WR Mat B. Khatri started the first round poorly as he had no answers to the 26-year-old’s moves. Leading 4-0, the Hungarian took one more point to seal the first round in two minutes and 55 seconds. Lorincz then sealed his place at the 1/4 fils, effecting a huge take-down to gain four more points. Wrestling rules state that if a point gap of 8 or more is established between a grappler and the opponent, the leading contestant wins the bout by technical superiority.

Srabani fails to qualify

Indian athlete Srabani nda failed to qualify for the semi-fils of the women’s 200 metres after finishing 55th among 72 athletes in Round 1 at the Rio Olympics here on Monday. Srabani clocked 23.58 seconds at the Olympic Stadium, way below topper Cote d’Ivoire’s Marie-Josee Talou (22.31 seconds). American Deajah Stevens was second in the qualification round with a timing of 22.45, followed by compatriot Tori Bowie (22.47). The first 24 athletes qualified for the semi-fils.

Seema crashes out

of discus event

Indian athlete Seema Punia crashed out of the women’s Discus Throw event at the ongoing Rio Games after finishing ninth in Qualifying Round Group B at the Olympic Stadium here. Seema’s best throw of 57.58 metres came in her first attempt. She registered a foul in her next attempt before finishing with 56.78m in her third and fil attempt.

Yaime Perez of Cuba finished at the top of the group with a best attempt of 65.38 metres while Chi’s Su Xinyue was second with 65.14m. dine Muller (63.67m) of Germany was third.

Meli was the fourth Robert-Michon was the fourth athlete from the group to qualify for the fil with a best attempt of 62.59m.

In the overall standings, Yaime and Su claimed the top two positions while Sandra Perkovic (64.81m) of Croatia from Group A was third.

Dani Samuels (64.46m) of Australia, Cuban Denia Caballero (62.94m) and Chi’s Feng Bin (62.01m) were the others to qualify for the fil from Group A.

Vikas crashes out in quarters

India’s challenge in the boxing ring came to an end with Vikas Krishan Yadav going down 0-3 to Bektemir Melikuziev of Uzbekistan in the quarter-fils of the men’s Middleweight (75kg) category at the Rio Olympics here. Vikas put up a strong challenge in the opening round before crashing out 27-30, 26-30, 26-30 against the silver medallist of the 2015 World Championships at the Riocentro Pavilion 6 on Monday.

Lalita finishes 10th

India’s Lalita Babbar finished 10th in the fil of the women’s 3,000 metre steeplechase at the Rio Olympics here on Monday.

Lalita clocked nine minutes and 22.74 seconds — nearly three seconds behind her tiol record timing in the water and barrier race — at the Olympic Stadium.

The Maharashtra athlete was inside the top eight competitors midway and was not able to push as much as she would have liked to towards the closing laps.

She had qualified to the fil as a lucky loser, maging to squeeze in among the next top eight fastest outside the top two of each heat who qualified directly.

With the feat, Lalita also became the first Indian woman to qualify for an individual Olympic track event fil since P.T. Usha did so in 400m hurdles in the 1984 Games.

Meanwhile, Ruth Jebet of Bahrain claimed the gold medal after finishing the race in 8:59.75 minutes, while Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi of Kenya was second with a timing of 9:07.12.

Emma Coburn of the United States won the bronze medal in 9:07.63.

Beatrice Chepkoech of Kenya finished a distant fourth with a timing of 9:16.05.

Renjith fails to qualify for men’s triple jump fil

India’s Renjith Maheshwary finished a disappointing 30th to crash out of the qualification round men’s triple jump at the Rio Olympics here on Monday.

Competing in his second Olympics, Maheshwary found himself at the 11th spot in the qualifiers, after an effort of 15.80 metres in his first attempt, which was way short of the qualification mark.

In the second attempt, the Indian jumped 16.13m, which still was short of the qualification mark of 16.95m. Placed at the 23rd spot, he was under pressure to hit the qualification mark in the fil attempt.

He could just mage a jump of 15.99 in the third and fil attempt to negate any chances of qualifying for the fil round.

Christian Taylor of the US topped the qualification stage with a jump of 17.24m followed by Chi’s Bin Dong at second with 17.10m while another US athlete, Will Claye, jumped 17.05m to emerge third. IANS

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