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Rio Olympics 2016, India Wrestling: Hardeep Singh vs Cenk Ildem, Men's Greco-Roman 98kg Round of 16 live score, commentary and match updates

Should Hardeep Singh win, he will qualify for the quarter-final. However, if he does not win and his opponent reaches the final, Hardeep will be in with a chance of winning a medal through the repechage system.
Updated: 16 August 2016 19:26 IST - Published: 16 August 2016 17:26 IST
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Hardeep really did well and fought hard, but in the end it was just not enough.

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A disappointing finish for Hardeep, but he always seemed to be on the backfoot in that bout. 

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Another elimination from the wrestling arena as Hardeep Singh bows out as well.

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IT IS OVER!!!!!!!! Hardeep Singh has lost the match 2-1

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There is only one point in this but Hardeep needs to get a move on fast. 

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Hardeep seems to be tiring a little here.

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This is turning out to be a close one.

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Hardeep gets a point. It is 2-1

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The Turkish wrestler gets a warning. This is a good chance for Hardeep. 

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Hardeep Singh gets his first point.

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Hardeep has been faster in this round but he has not been able to break the Turkish wrestler's defence. 

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The second period has started and Hardeep is looking to come back into the game.

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The second period begins and Hardeep decides to take charge and get level but the Turkish wrestler is doing his best to resist.

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Hardeep was turned. That's a two-point takedown. A gut wrench was enough to give Ildem the lead.

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Not a great start by the Indian, as he concedes the first points of the bout. That was a quick move by Ildem, and Hardeep had no answer.

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Hardeep trying his best but the Turkish wrestler turns him over and takes the lead. 2-0 and Hardeep will rue the missed opportunity. 

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He should have had a couple of point on board and now the tables have turned. Hardeep is forced on the mat. 

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Hardeep has to go down now.

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Hardeep has the advantage. But the Turkish wrestler puts in a good defence to get out of trouble.

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NOOOO!!!!!!!!! Hardeep cannot take advantage and that is a wasted opportunity. Will he regret that ?

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Hardeep seems to be spelling trouble for his opponent and he has made the referee ask Ildem to get on the mat. 

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A minute into the bout and none of them have a point. 

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Another warning and Hardeep will be forced onto the mat.

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Hardeep gets a warning from the referee. If he gets one more, he will be on the mat. 

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Hardeep gets the first warning.

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WE ARE UNDERWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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And we are on. Hardeep Singh is coming into the ring.

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The first fight is between Armenia's Artur Aleksanyan and Italy's Daigoro Timocini.

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The 98 kg category has just started.

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Should Hardeep Singh win this match, he will face either one of Islam Magomedov or Ardo Arusaar, who will be contesting in another match. 

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Viewers should also understand how hard it is for anyone to get a medal at the Olympics. These events are the ones everyone prepares for and in other cases, their countries prepare with them. In our case, we just want them to deliver a medal suddenly. The margin for error is really less. 

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The bout should be underway in around 10 minutes from now and the whole of India will be hoping that Hardeep Singh keeps the flame burning for the country at 2016 Rio Olympics. 

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But adversity creates the biggest heroes and Hardeep emerged from that to continue his passion for wrestling. He is now representing Indian at the Olympics. PROUD MOMENT FOR HIM

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In India, we are never to far away from facing problems and incidents that squash our dreams. The same happened to Hardeep when his father lost a leg around 2008 and he had to to become the breadwinner. 

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For a lot of people who belong to Haryana, they come to Delhi for practice due to better infrastructure. Hardeep is not different and he has trained at the famous Chhatrasal Stadium in Delhi, where medalist Sushil Kumar has trained as well. 

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Hardeep belongs to Haryana, which is not surprising since the North Indian state is a conveyor belt for talent, especially in wrestling and boxing. 

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With a few minutes to go before his bout starts, we should probably tell you a little more about Hardeep Singh. 

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For all those of you who want to know more about how wrestling works at the Olympics, here is a little insight into the format. 

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In the upcoming bout, he has age on his side as Hardeep is five years younger than his opponent from Turkey. 

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Let's focus on the event at hand right now and Hardeep Singh could well spring a surprise in 2016 Rio Olympics. He won the Silver medal at the 2016 Asian Wrestling Championships in Bangkok. 

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Also, as it has been for several Olympic editions now, there have been plenty of surprises, which have given birth to new heroes. For instance, the entire country was literally unaware about the existence of a certain Dipa Karmakar, which is more shameful than anything, and her heroics have made her an instant hero. 

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However, the games are not over yet and there is still hope for Indians with wrestling, which has always been a strong suit for us. In Yogeshwar Dutt, Narsingh Yadav, Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik and Babita Kumari, we have a solid wrestling contingent capable of delivering more than one medal. 

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The 2016 Rio Olympics have been one of the most frustrating events from the Indian perspective as we are yet to land a medal and what makes it worse is the fact that we have come close quite a few times. 

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Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the Men's Greco-Roman 98kg wrestling event at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Today we will be seeing Hardeep Singh take on Turkey's Cenk Ildem.