Sakshi Malik loses women's 58kg quarter-final bout in Rio

| Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 21:33
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Sakshi Malik, Russia's Valeria Koblova, Rio Olympics 2016, women's Freestyle 58kg, Carioca Arena, Sports news

Sakshi Malik lost 2-9 to Russia's Valeria Koblova

Rio de Janeiro: India's Sakshi Malik lost 2-9 to Russia's Valeria Koblova in the women's Freestyle 58kg category quarter-final at the Rio Olympics here on Wednesday.
Sakshi, who trailed 0-1 after the first period, made a comeback in the initial minutes of the second period to go 2-1 up at the Carioca Arena. 
She, however, failed to maintain the lead as the Russian overpowered her with some incredible moves to take an unassailable 9-2 lead in the dying minutes.
Sakshi is still in contention for bronze via Repechage if Valeria makes it to the final.

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