Rio 2016: Freak injury costs wrestler Vinesh Phogat in Quarter Final bout

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Rio de Janeiro, Aug 17: In a massive setback to India, wrestler Vinesh Phogat lost to China's Yanan Sun 1-2 after a freak injury cost her the women's Freestyle 48kg 1/4 final bout of the Rio Olympics here on Wednesday (Aug 17).

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Vinesh was leading 1-0 when she hurt her knee before the Chinese gained two points to be declared victorious by injury at the Carioca Arena.

dian wrestler Vinesh Phogat injured during the Women's freestyle 48 kg at 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

The 21-year-old Indian was taken off on a stretcher as the injury seemed to be a very serious one.

Earlier in the day, Vinesh defeated Romania's Emilia Alina Vuc by 11-0 to enter into the quarterfinals where she will now face China's Yahan Sun for a semi-final berth.

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Story first published: Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 21:27 [IST]
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