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Rio Olympics 2016, Judo India: Avtar Singh vs Popole Misenga, Men's 90kg Elimination Round of 32

Follow Avtar Singh's journey as he aims to rise from the status of an underdog into a shining beacon for Indian sport at Rio 2016
Updated: 10 August 2016 19:34 IST - Published: 10 August 2016 19:01 IST
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Thank you again for joining us, and we hope to see you again soon :)

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After Vikas Krishan outboxed highly touted American Conwell early today morning, the hopes are high for Manoj Kumar as well. Needless to say Shiva Thapa would also be eagerly followed by many as he is in action tomorrow at 7.15 pm.

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Thank you for joining us for this live card for Judo. Join us again at 2.30am early tomorrow morning as we track Manoj Kumar's Boxing exploits in the Round of 32 elimination bout for the 64kg weightclass

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He may not have brought back a medal for India in the sport, but his true victory lies in the fact that he bucked the odds in order to pursue his dream. In the years to come, when India produces another world class Judoka, Avtar Singh would definitely be one of the pioneers of the sport.

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Unfortunate for Avtar Singh here to not have progressed further

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The winner is announced to be Misenga. The two penalty points  suffered by Avtar Singh weighed against him, and Misenga also got a shoulder throw on him to pick up the victory

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And that's it ladies and gentlemen.

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That counts as a Yuko for Misenga, which means that its a point for him.

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Seogi-nage is one of the 67 throws of Kodokan Judo, for your information.

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Misenga with a seogi-nage(shoulder throw) as he gets one on Avtar Singh. It isn't looking good for the Indian

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And he's been called out again for the same penalty. Looks like Avtar Singh is treading cautiously, much too cautiously for the judges liking.

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A minute in and a foul(shido) has been called on Avtar Singh for non combativity. He isn't engaging Misenga as much as the judges expect him to

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The bout is on the way!

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He hopes to emulate Milka Singh, let's see if he does. 

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A sub-inspector in Punjab, Avtar's journey to Rio thus far has been far from smooth sailing. He's had little or no organizational support, but for a staunch set of coaches and training partners that have stuck by him all along

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Hi everybody, join our live coverage of the Elimination Round of 32 which sees India's lone hope for Judo, Avtar Singh, face his first bout against Popole Misenga of the Refugee Olympic Team