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Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Seema Bisla knocked out in 50kg pre-quarters by Sarra Hamdi

India's hope of winning another wrestling medal at the Tokyo Olympics took a blow after female wrestler Seema Bisla suffered a defeat in the pre-quarters of the 50kg fight against Sarra Hamdi of Tunisia.

Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Seema Bisla knocked out in 50kg pre-quarters by Sarra Hamdi-ayh
Tokyo, First Published Aug 6, 2021, 9:24 AM IST

India's women wrestling continued to disappoint at the Tokyo Olympics. On Friday, 50kg wrestler Seema Bisla lost her opening pre-quarters fight to Sarra Hamdi of Tunisia 1-3.

It was a shoddy start by the Indian, who for her passivity contracted a shot clock, thus giving the Tunisian the lead after the opening round. As for the final round, Sarra pushed Seema out of the mat to double her lead.

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Meanwhile, Seema suffered her second shot clock, extending Sarra's lead by three. Although the Indian pushed the Tunisian out of the mat to score her opening point, the latter hurled at her to comfortably win the contest in the final few seconds.

With this, India's campaign in women's wrestling has come to an end at the Games, which finishes without a semi-final appearance. Meanwhile, among men, Ravi Kumar Dahiya won the silver medal on Thursday.

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