Asian Games 2018: No medals in wrestling on day 4 for India

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 22, 2018 18:53 IST

After three successive days with at least one medal, India failed to win any in wrestling on day 4.


18:53 (IST)22 AUG 2018

And that is the end of the day for India in wrestling. No medal on the day for India but that isn't especially surprising although Harpreet did his best to ensure India at least got a bronze but even fell just short. Join us again tomorrow for more live updates. Until then, goodbye.

18:51 (IST)22 AUG 2018

No he can't. Kazakhstan's Azamat Kustubayev beats India's Harpreet Singh 6-3 to claim the Bronze medal in the Men's Greco-Roman 87kg bout.

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But the Indian wrestler bounces back in the second period as he scores three points but he concedes one as well. Time is ticking. Can he pull off a miracle right at the end?

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At the end of the first period, Kustubayev leads 5-0 and Harpreet is in danger of losing by virtue of a technical superiority.

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It won't be easy, especially against Kazakhstan's Azamat Kustubayev as he races into a lead.

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And the bout is underway. Can Harpreet Singh end India's day in wrestling with a bronze? 

15:00 (IST)22 AUG 2018

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14:57 (IST)22 AUG 2018

The medal matches will start at 5.00 PM IST. But Harpreet Singh's Bronze medal game will be the penultimate set of medal games, which is likely to be at around 6.30 PM IST.

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That defeat now means that Harpreet Singh is now India's only hope of a medal in wrestling on day 4. He will face Kazakhstan's Azamat Kustubayev in the bronze medal bout in the 87kg category.

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It is all over. Uzbekistan's Jahongir Turdiev defeats Hardeep 6-1. Hardeep crashes out.

14:41 (IST)22 AUG 2018

Hardeep finally gets on the board but he needs more than that to advance through to the bronze medal bout.

14:40 (IST)22 AUG 2018

At the end of the first period, Uzbekistan leads 3-0 and Hardeep will now have to pull something out of the bag to win this one.

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No he cannot as the Uzbekistan wrestler races off to a 3-0 lead.

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Hardeep now faces Uzbekistan's Jahongir Turdiev. Can he get off to a good start?

14:38 (IST)22 AUG 2018

Gurpreet Singh's hopes of a medal have been dashed after he lost to Yang Bin via a technical superiority. 9-1 was the final score and the game was all over in 4 and a half minutes.

14:36 (IST)22 AUG 2018

Xiao Di is through to the final and that means that Hardeep Singh will have a chance of a bronze through the repechage round. He will now face Uzbekistan's Jahongir Turdiev for a chance to progress to the bronze medal bout.

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Harpreet Singh will now face Kazakhstan's Azamat Kustubayev in the bronze medal bout in the 87kg category.

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Gurpreet Singh will now face China's Bin Yang in the repechage round. If he wins that, he will be through to the Bronze medal bout.

13:54 (IST)22 AUG 2018

Iran's Mohammad Geraei is through to the final of the Greco-Roman 77kg and that means India's Gurpreet Singh will have a chance to claim a bronze medal through the repechage round.

13:40 (IST)22 AUG 2018

It's 3-3. But China's Xiao Di advances as he got the first point. Hardeep now has to hope Di advances to the final to have a chance of a bronze courtesy of the repechage round.

13:38 (IST)22 AUG 2018

And now the scores are level. But that won't be enough because China got the lead and they will progress if it stays this way.

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The lead is down to one and Xiao Di doesn't seem interested in attacking at all.

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It has been incredibly defensive from China and India pick up another point with just under a minute to go.

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The lead is down to two but only two minutes remain in the contest.

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We are underway in the second period and India finally get a point.

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At the end of the first period, China's Xiao Di leads 3-0. Hardeep needs to regroup and reassess his strategy.

13:33 (IST)22 AUG 2018

Yes they can, China's lead is now 3-0, 90 seconds into the bout.

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China takes the lead and now they will be hoping to captialize on it. 

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Now it will be Hardeep Singh who takes on China's Xiao Di in the quarter-final of 97kg category.

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But it is not the end of the world for Harpreet as he is now through to the bronze medal bout.

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And it is all over. It takes just 38 seconds for Uzbekistan's Rustam Assakalov to defeat Harpreet and advance to the final on technical superiority. 10-0 the final score.

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Now it will be Harpreet's semi-final as he takes on Uzbekistan's Assakalov.

13:19 (IST)22 AUG 2018

China's Lingzhe Meng loses in the quarter-final and that now means that Naveen's hopes of a bronze medal have been dashed. He is out.

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Harpreet Singh will now face Uzbekistan's Rustam Assakalov in the semi-final of the Greco-Roman 87kg category.

12:53 (IST)22 AUG 2018

India's Harpreet Singh beats Japan's Masato Sumi 8-0 to advance through to the semi-final.

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Yes he can and an exceptional gut wrench from Harpreet. Who carries on and makes it four consecutive gut wrenches to seal the victory after just 90 seconds.

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Defensive play costs Japan a point. Will Harpreet make use of it?

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And Harpreet takes an early lead. Inside 15 seconds, India lead 1-0.

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Now it is Harpreet Singh against Japan's Masato Sumi in the quarter-final of the Greco-Roman 87 kg category.

12:44 (IST)22 AUG 2018

Iran's Mohammad Ali Geraei beats India's Gurpreet Singh 8-6 to advance through to the semi-final. Gurpreet tried all he could but he gave up too many points early and that cost him in the end.

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Excellent work by Gurpreet who pushes his opponent but the deficit is still two with 32 seconds left on the clock.

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No, he can't. exceptional defence by Iran and the lead is still three with 75 seconds left on the clock.

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Now the passivity clock for Iran and the lead is down to three. Can Gurpreet take advantage?

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Now the Indian is warned for using his feet and if he does it again he will be penalised. With just under two minutes to go, Iran lead by four.

12:41 (IST)22 AUG 2018

Two points for Gurpreet for the take down inside the first 15 seconds of the second period and the lead is down to just four.

12:40 (IST)22 AUG 2018

At the end of the first period, Iran lead 8-2. Gurpreet now has a mountain to climb.

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Mohammad Ali Geraei now lifts Gurpreet and throws him down and picks up another two points.

12:39 (IST)22 AUG 2018

Gurpreet has been on the offensive from the start but it is now the Iranian who turns defensive into attack and the lead is now 6-2.

12:38 (IST)22 AUG 2018

That was an incredible by Gurpreet who turned defence into attack and now the lead is down to just two points. It is 4-2 with two minutes left in the first period.

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One more point for Iran due to the defensive play by Gurpreet. Can Iran capitalize on it?
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