India’s hopes of ending the Rio Olympics 2016 on a high note crashed down on Sunday when celebrated wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt got kicked out in the first bout.

He lost 3-0 in the qualifying round of the 65kg wrestling freestyle event to Mongolia’s Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran.

Yogeshwar, who is a bronze medal winner at London 2012, had the burden of high expectations from the countrymen.

However, he couldn’t rise to the occasion and failed to sign off his Olympic career with a medal.

India’s hopes for repechage also dashed out with Mongolian wrestler’s defeat in the quarterfinals.

As the performance of Yogeshwar Dutty was not up to the mark and it shocked many including the people on social media.

Though, the Twitterati were divided over his defeat at initial stage. While some backed him, others came down heavily on the wrestler’s disappointing performance.

Now India’s campaign in Olympics has ended with only two medals. Sakshi Malik became the flag bearer of 5 member wrestling team by winning a bronze medal while PV Sindhu, on the other hand, bagged silver medal in the badminton competition.

22 Aug 2016

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