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Anshu Malik loses to Valeria Koblova in repechage round of women's 57kg event

Catch LIVE scores from Anshu Malik vs Valeria Koblova repechage 57 kg women's wrestling at Olympics
Updated: 05 August 2021 08:01 IST - Published: August, 05 2021 06:28 AM IST
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Right then, Anshu Malik has crashed out of the event. She lost her opening bout yesterday, but made a comeback into the event via the repechage rule but failed to make the best use of the given opportunity. The Indian was just one win away from qualifying for the bronze medal match but she couldn't defeat ROC's Valeria Koblova.

Valeria Koblova scored a point in the first period of the match and led the game with a score of 1-0. Anshu Malik bounced back with a point to her name in the first minute of Period 2 to level scores. However, the Indian grappler fumbled during the last few seconds of the bout, which saw Koblova take advantage and bag four points. With that, the Russian Olympic Committee player advanced to the bronze medal match, while the Indian was forced to return home empty-handed. 
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Valeria Koblova picks up two sets of a couple of points each in the last few minutes of the game and makes it to the bronze medal match of the event.

Anshu Malik 1 - Valeria Koblova 5
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We're approaching the last minute of bout and both players stand a chance to make it to the next round of the event. 
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Two minutes remain and both players are giving it their all. 
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Valeria Koblova looks a bit tired. She has 30-seconds to respond to the clock but the Indian grappler turns tables.

Anshu Malik 1 - Valeria Koblova 1
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The second period begins!
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BREAK TIME!

Both players will take the 30-seconds time to take some rest and have a chat with their respective coaches.

Anshu Malik 0 - Valeria Koblova 1
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Anshu Malik is on the lookout for her first point in this bout. 
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Valeria Koblova had 30 seconds to score a point, and she did. She takes a lead in the game.

Anshu Malik 0 - Valeria Koblova 1
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Anshu is attacking very well but the Russian player is also not giving up soon.
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Both players have started off very well!
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We're underway!
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Anshu Malik enters the arena and makes her way to the ring.
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Both players will compete on Mat B
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We're just a few mins away from witnessing Anshu Malik in action!
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Anshu Malik and Valeria Koblova re-entered the event via the repechage rule courtesy of Belarus' Iryna Kurachkina, making it to the gold medal match of the event. 
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Anshu Malik lost her opening bout against Belarus wrestler Iryna Kurachkina yesterday. Iryna picked up four points in the first period and added four more points to her tally in the second period. Anshu Malik, on the other hand, picked up two points in the second period by pushing the opponent a couple of times outside the ring. However, that wasn't enough to see the player through. 
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ROC's wrestler Valeria Koblova won her 1/8 Final bout against Mexico's Alma Valencia by a 5-2 margin. She met Belarus wrestler Iryna Kurachkina in her 1/4 Final match. Both players had one point each at the end of the 1st period. Koblova scored a couple of points in the second period, while her opponent, Valencia scored 5 points and brushed past ROC's wrestler. 

She will now face Anshu Malik in her upcoming bout, which is scheduled to commence around 7:30 AM IST!
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Hello & Welcome to Sportskeeda's live blog for today's repechage round wrestling match between Anshu Malik and ROC's Valeria Koblova.

Both players will compete in the wrestling women's freestyle 57kg category. Both players re-enter the event via the repechage rule and will look to make the best use of the given opportunity. India's Anshu Malik will have to toil hard to get the bronze medal home.

Sit back and relax as we bring you the live coverage of the event.
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