India’s Vinesh Phogat after a brilliant opening has lost her second round encounter to Mayu Mukaida of Japan in the women’s 53 kg competition in the UWW World Wrestling Champion. India’s biggest hope in women’s competition failed to score a single point against Mayu, going down 0-7.
Earlier in the first round, Vinesh Phogat defied rankings and reputation of her superior, experience opponent to beat former world champion Sofia Magdalena Mattsson 12-0 to progress with a technical superiority verdict.
Vinesh had established unassailable 8-0 lead in the first round over much fancied Sofia, who tried to resist the Indian girl’s challenge in the second round. But Vinesh yet again pulled off four points by flooring the European Games champion for a 12-0 verdict, the match being stopped thereafter with a technical superiority verdict in Vinesh’s favour.
In the 72kg women’s event, Komal Bhagwan Gole went down to Besle Altug.
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