Olympic wrestling: Geeta Phogat loses opening fight

August 9th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 9 (IANS) India’s Geeta Phogat lost to Tonya Lynn Verbeek of Canada 1-3 in the opening round of the Olympic women’s 55kg wrestling event here Sunday.

The fight was even till round two with both opponents sharing a point each. Verbeek, silver medallist at the Athens Games, changed gears in the final round to advance to the quarterfinals.

The Canadian takes on Ukraine’s Tetyana Lazareva while Geeta will battle it out in the repechage round.

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