RIO OLYMPICS

Wrestler Babita loses in first round

Indias wrestler Babita Kumari went down in the first round 1-5 to Greeces’ Maria Prevolaraki in the women’s 53kg 1/8 final at the Rio Games. She struggled from the start. She failed to contain her Greece opponent after being pushed to the safety zone. The Greek wrestler took another two points to extend the lead to 3-0.

The 26-year-old managed to bag a point in the second period as Maria failed to make the most of the 30-second advantage. But the Indian soon conceded two more points to take the match 5-1.Babita still has a chance to qualify for the repechage round if Maria manages to reach the final.

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