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Babita Kumari has lost her match 5-1 and due to her opponent Maria Prevolaraki losing 3-6 to Betzabeth Angelica Arguello Villegas, she has been eliminated.
Updated: 18 August 2016 20:20 IST - Published: 18 August 2016 18:11 IST
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UPDATE: Babita Kumari has been eliminated from the Women's 53kg freestyle wrestling event as Maria Prevolaraki has been beaten by Betzabeth Angelica Arguello Villegas 6-3. Sportskeeda will be back tomorrow with more wrestling coverage. Thank you for joining us. 

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She could not quite eclipse what Sakshi achieved yesterday and our women's campaign in wrestling ends with Babita's loss here tonight. 

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It's all over. the Venezuelan takes it. And Babita Kumari is out.

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Late couple of points for a takedown by prevolaraki but 3 points still the deficit

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She rolls her over for two more and it's 6-1

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Two more to the Venezuelan. Prevolaraki will have her work cut out here if she is to get back in this fight.

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Prevolaraki gets one point due to a passivity strike but the Venezuelan still leads 2-1 with less than a minute to go.

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We are underway in the second period and it's still 2-0 to the Venezuelan with two minutes left. The Greek on the attack.

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One takedown the difference so far as we approach the end of the first period.

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We are underway and the Venezuelan is in the lead. It's 2-0 as we approach the midway point of the first period

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Prevolarki's fight is the second match in the 53 Kg category. The first features the three time Olympic champion. Saori Yoshida of Japan.

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We are almost done with the Round of 16 matches. 

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What do you think of Prevolarki's chances of reaching the finals? Can she even get past her Venezuelan opponent? Let us know in the live chat box

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The last few round of 16 matches are ongoing as we speak. Prevolarki vs Arguello is going to be one of the first matches in the quarter finals.

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Prevolarki's next fight is still a while away. We will keep you posted on the scores.

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If she does manage to win against the Venezuelan, she will be up against another superstar in wrestling Saori Yoshida, a three time Olympic champion in the semi-finals. So she needs to have the fight of her life if she is to get past her.

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Babita looked for the attack far too often and the Greek held her ground well and brought her opponent down whenever she had the opportunity. Prevolarki planned this fight to perfection. lets hope she did the same for the fight against her Venezuelan opponent Betzabeth Arguello of Colombia as well. 

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The Greek had earlier managed a round of 32 finish in the World Championships from 2015. Babita managed to reach the quarter finals. So we can call this somewhat of an upset

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She will be looking to get the better of her Venezuelan opponent in the next round. The fight is expected to start in 20 minutes time. Stay tuned to us for further updates.

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Prevolarki managed to enter the Olympics after achieving a second place finish in the First Olympic qualifiers held earlier this year. 

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We will keep you updated on how Prevolarki fairs in the next rounds. But she will have to defeat the three time Olympic champion Saori Yoshida in the semi-finals if she gets to the semi-finals if Babita is to have a shot as the repechage rounds.

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All Indians should now follow Maria Prevolaraki now and hope that she makes it to the final of the Women's 53kg Freestyle wrestling event. However, Indian fans should not have high hopes as the Greek is a relatively less accomplished wrestler as compared to others. She would need to fight out of her skins to reach the finals.

Stay tuned for updates of her matches. 

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The repechage system will come into play for Babita Kumari only if Prevolaraki makes it to the final of this event. 

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Now everything depends on Prevolaraki and if she can make it to the final. 

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Prevolaraki has won this match 5-1.