India's hope for medal shatters as Yogeshwar Dutt loses his bout to Mongolia's Mandakhnaran

| Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 18:03
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New Delhi: India's hope for a gold medal were shattered after the Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt lost to his Mongolian opponent Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran in the qualification round by 0-3 on Sunday.
India’s hope for a medal was shattered after Yogeshwar Dutt lost to 0-3 to Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran in freestyle wrestling. The 33-year-old grappler, who endured an injury-plagued season last year, gave tough competition to the Mongolian wrestler on the final day of the Summer Games.
After the wrestler's unfortunate defeat in the qualifying round, India's last hope for clinching a medal in the 2016 Olympics was put to rest.
However, the wrestler's journey in securing a seat in the Olympics hasn't been an easy one. The wrestler recovered from three surgeries in the past year. 
Yogeshwar Dutt was India’s last representative at the prestigious Rio 2016 Olympics event. The defeat in the qualifiers has also eliminated the chances of repechage which is how India grabbed its first Bronze in the women's wrestling won by Sakshi Malik.
Apart from Sakshi, Indian wrestlers haven’t had a favourable performance so far in the Rio Games. Yogeshwar Dutt, the 2012 Olympics bronze medallist in the 60kg category, was on the backfoot right from the initial stages and lost by technical points at the Carioca Arena 2 on Mat B.

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