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Sonam Malik vs Bolortuya Khurelkhuu wrestling women's 62kg LIVE: Scores, updates and commentary from Olympics 2021

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 03, 2021 09:50 IST

Catch live from Sonam Malik vs Bolortuya Khurelkhuu wrestling match update and score

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Sonam Malik lost her round of 16 match to the Mongolian, Bolortuya Khurelkhuu. She started off really well in the game and was leading by two points till the dying seconds of the game. This is where the surprise came in. The Mongolian took her down on the ground for 5 seconds and earned two takedown points to level the scores. The scores remained the same at the close of the round and Khurelkhuu was adjudged the winner for having more takedowns than Sonam.

Sonam's chances of winning a gold or a silver medal were over there itself but she still had an outside chance to contest for bronze through the repechage. With the Mongolian getting knocked out in the quarterfinals, Sonam's hopes for the bronze medal were crushed as well.

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Bolortuya Khurelkhuu is knocked out in the quarterfinals! This means no repechage for Sonam Malik!

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There is still a chance for Sonam to contest for a bronze medal through the repechage. This would require Bolortuya Khurelkhuu to make the finals.

All the opponents knocked out by the two finalists, face off each other in the repechage and fight for a bronze medal.

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Sonam scored both her points through push-outs, but the Mongolian scored her 2 points with a touchdown which gave her the advantage in case of scores level.

Thus, Bolortuya Khurelkhuu advanced to the next round of the event.

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Sonam Malik faces a defeat here! Bolortuya Khurelkhuu progresses to the next round. 

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What a comeback by the Mongolian! She keeps Sonam down on the ground for 5 seconds and makes the score 2-2!

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Last-minute now...

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1 minute and 30 seconds remaining on the clock.

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WOW! Sonam starts the second round by taking her opponent out of the ring!  2-0 for Malik!

That's some clever play by Sonam! She's executing her plans very well. 

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30-seconds break!

Sonam Malik has been the better player so far!

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1st period is over, Sonam Malik 1-0 Bolortuya.

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2 minutes are down. 4 minutes remaining.

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Sonam Malik scores a point!

Bolortuya Khurelkhuu was asked to make an activity in 30 seconds, but she failed to do so which helped India's Sonam Malik bag a point. Sonam Malik leads 1-0.

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1st minute is gone, pretty quiet for both players.

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Sonam Malik also enters the rings and the player shakes hands.

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And they're underway!

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Bolortuya Khurelkhuu enters the arena, and she is followed by her coaches. 

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Sonam Malik's bout is about to begin.

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Bolortuya Khurelkhuu from Mongolia will be taking on Sonam Malik.

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Take a Bow!!

Cuba's Mijain Lopez yesterday won his fourth Olympics gold medal and became the first male wrestler to do so.

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Besides 62kg WW, 67 kg and 87 kg Greco Roman wrestlers will also be in the action.

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Aisuluu Tynybekova gold medal favorite in 62 kg

When Tynybekova steps on the mat at the Makuhari Messe Hall in Chiba, Japan, the whole of Kyrgyzstan will be watching her quest for a historic medal at Olympics.

No Kyrgyzstan wrestler has ever won a medal in women's wrestling at the Olympics. Forget that, no other woman had qualified for Olympics other than Tynybekova before Tokyo. 

Five years ago, she came agonizingly close to winning a medal in Rio Olympics but lost the bronze medal bout against Sakshi MALIK (IND) in the final seven seconds.

But this time she will be the favourite to finish at the top of the podium.

Japan's Yukako Kawai will be her biggest challenger.

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Sonam Malik will be in action on Mat B. Her bout will be the second last of the pre-quarterfinal round in 62 kg.

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Good Morning and welcome to an exciting blog of wrestling with Sportskeeda.

Sonam Malik will be a dark horse in the 62 kg women's weight category. Making her Olympics debut, the young wrestler says she does not have any pressure and it will be a great experience. 

The Haryana-born faces a tough road to the final. She faces the 2021 Asian Championship silver medalist Bolortuya Khurelkhuu of Mongolia.

Sit back and enjoy!!
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