Rio de Janeiro:
On another disappointing day for India at the Rio Olympics, Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of badminton men's singles and woman grappler Vinesh Phogat was stretchered off the mat after suffering a knee dislocation in her 48kg quarterfinal bout.
Another woman grappler -- Sakshi Malik lost her quarterfinal bout to Russia's Valeriia Koblova even after doing well in the initial two rounds. Woman half miler Tintu Luka ran a poorly judged 800m race and exited from the fray after finishing sixth in her first round heat in 2:00.58 which gave her the overall 29th place from 65 participants.
Indian woman wrestler Sakshi Malik lost in the quarterfinals of 58kg while Vinesh Phogat was stretchered off after suffering a knee dislocation during her quarterfinal bout at the Rio Olympics here on Wednesday.
Vinesh’s campaign is over after she retired hurt following a dislocation of her right knee half-way into the first period of her 48kg quarterfinal fight against China’s Sun Yanan.
First point of the quarterfinal bout went to Vinesh with her Chinese opponent showing passivity but Sun Yanan soon hit back with a single-leg takedown to earn two points. The Chinese suddenly pinned the Indian down in an awkward position and Vinesh sustained an injury to her right knee, which forced her to forfeit the bout 1-2.
The 21-year-old, who was touted as a medal prospect for India, was seen grimacing in pain as she was treated for about five minutes before being stretchered off for medical treatment. She would not be able to fight in the repechage round even if the Chinese reach the final of 48kg.