Sandeep Tomar loses in the first round

first_imgSHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on sport August 19, 2016 Talented Indian grappler Sandeep Tomar lost to two-time World Champion Victor Lebedev of Russia 3-7 in the 57 kg category to get ousted from the men’s freestyle wrestling at the Rio Olympics today.Tomar officially bowed when Lebedev was beaten 1-6 in his next encounter against Sabzali Hassan Rahimi of Iran.Sandeep first conceded a penalty point for his passivity and the Russian World Champion defended well as the Indian did not succeed in his attempt to get an ankle hold.In the process, Lebedev got a couple of technical points, getting better of the Asian Championship gold medallist.The first three-minute period saw the Russian leading 3-0. Tomar was more purposeful in the second period as he pushed Lebedev out to get a point and then finally got a single ankle hold right to reduce the margin to 3-5.However with little time left, Tomar had to go for the jugular but in the process had his defence open which enabled the Russian to clinch the bout with a two-point manoeuvre to take an unassailable 7-3 lead.The only wrestler left in the fray in London Olympics bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt. Rio 2016: Faster, Higher, Strongercenter_img COMMENT SHARE COMMENTS 0last_img

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