Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.
India’s misfortunes at the Rio Olympics continued as Ravinder Khatri bowed out at the quarter-finals stage of the Men’s Greco-Roman wrestling competition to the much experienced Hungarian wrestler Viktor Lorincz. The game finished within three minutes of the first period itself as Lorincz advanced due to Greater Superiority (a difference of 8 technical points while the loser is without points).
Khatri went face to face with the Lorincz in his quarter-final tussle after having received a bye in the Round of 16 stage. However, the Indian, who was appearing at the Olympics for the first time was thoroughly outclassed, losing 9-0 within a few minutes.
Khatri was soon turned over to give Lorincz a four-point lead. Soon after, the Indian saw himself getting forced out of the mat, giving the Hungarian a 5-0 lead. Lorincz went on to build on the momentum and executed a superb takedown as Khatri looked completely clueless and baffled by the Hungarian’s attacks. That gave the Hungarian a 9-0 unassailable lead and a victory by Greater superiority.
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