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Tokyo Olympics: Vinesh Phogat loses to Vanesa Kaladzinskaya in Wrestling quarter-finals

Vinesh Phogat, the top seed in women's 53kg wrestling, was pinned by 2020 European champ Vanesa Kaladzinskaya of Belarus, thus ending her quest for an Olympic gold medal. India's medal prospect and the top seed in the opposition, Vinesh Phogat, is out of the race for gold. Vinesh Phogat went 0-2 down as we head into the second minute.

Vinesh could not push Kaladzinskaya down her knees whenever she got behind her opponent with the Belarusian showing immense strength to keep her legs straight. The 26-year-old Indian used all her might but Kaladzinskaya's defense would not crumble. Even the famous double-leg attack that Vinesh has used to get herself into position to pin her rivals, did not result in points. Vanesa was solid at defense. The Indian attempted to attack however without much of any result.

The score is 5-2 for Vanesa Kaladzinskaya after 1st round. Vinesh had only three minutes to return and take the round. However, a phenomenal counter by Vanesa. She hung on and didn't let the Indian score. She then, at that point countered the move to win two points of her own. Vanesa was leading 7-2. It was deplorability for Vinesh Phogat. It was festivities for the Belarusian! She ruled the battle. With her last move, Vanesa gets her adversary onto the mat, sticks Vinesh's shoulders, and gets the triumph by fall. Assuming Vanesa wins her semi-final round bout, Vinesh will contend in the repechage round, for a bronze medal.


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