Vinesh Phogat vs Vanesa Kaladzinskaya 53kg women's wrestling LIVE: Vinesh loses in the quarterfinals!

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Catch live from Vinesh Phogat vs Vanesa Kaladzinskaya 53kg women's wrestling: Vinesh loses!


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Well, that was all from this LIVE blog 

Vinesh Phogat loses her quarter-final match against Belarus' Vanesa Kaladzinskaya by fall. She was just not good enough today. She got a strong start in the first round but the quarterfinals ended all hopes of a gold medal from the 26-year-old. She now awaits her fate. If Vanesa wins her semifinal bout then Vinesh will be competing in the repechage round, for a bronze medal. 

There is still a lot of action for the Indian fans to look forward to. There are two Indian wrestlers, Deepak Punia and Ravi Kumar Dahiya, who could still secure medals for India. You can catch all the action from Tokyo Olympics on Sportskeeda. 

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It is yet another heartbreak for India's Vinesh Phogat. And once again, it is in the quarter-final bout. Vinesh will acknowledge that her opponent was better than her throughout the bout. Vanesa was on the attack and Vinesh just couldn't find an answer to the relentless pressure. 

Vinesh would now hope that Vanesa wins her semifinal bout to give her a shot at the bronze medal through the repechage round. 

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Here is the scoresheet from the game.

Vinesh conceded a victory by fall

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India's medal prospect and the first seed in the competition, Vinesh Phogat, is out of the race for a gold. 

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It is heartbreak for the Indian. It is celebrations for the Belarusian! She dominated the fight. With her last move, Vanesa gets her opponent on to the mat, pins Vinesh's shoulders and gets the victory by fall. 

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VINESH LOSES! Vanesa Kaladzinskaya wins by fall.

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Vinesh trails 7-3!

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Vanesa yet again gets around the Indian. 2 points for the Belarusian. 

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An entirely different look to the match now.

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India win the challenge. The score is now 3-5!

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The referees are taking their time with this decision. A very very close call.

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A nervous wait for both the grapplers.

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The clock has been stopped with 1:51 remaining.

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The Indian coach has filed a challenge. India feel that their wrestler did enough to win the 2 points on her previous move.

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Vanesa now leads 7-2!

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But a fantastic counter by Vanesa. She holds on and doesn't let the Indian score. She then counters the move to win 2 points of her own. 

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Vinesh gets a leg hold and finally manages to get around the back of her opponent.

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Vinesh has just 3 minutes to come back and take the bout.

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The second round begins.

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The wrestlers choose to end the first round without taking any risks. They score is 5-2 in favor of Vanesa Kaladzinskaya. 

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Strong defense by Vanesa. The Indian tried to attack but to no avail.

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Vinesh will need to up her game to level the scores.

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Vanesa leads 5-2 now.

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Vinesh gets 2 points but Vanesa counters to get her lead back! 2-4!

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Vinesh goes 0-2 down as we head into the second minute.

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Vanesa gets behind Vinesh! 2 points for the grappler from Belarus.

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30 seconds up. The score is 0-0!

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A cautious first few seconds by the Indian

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Vinesh Phogat is in the red corner and the bout begins.

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The winner of this bout will make it to the semi-finals 

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And the Indian is making her way to the mat.

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This will be first of the four quarter-final bouts

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Up next - Vinesh Phogat in action!

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The last time the Indian faced Vanesa Kaladzinskaya, she beat her in the final of the Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial tournament to win the gold medal at the competition. 

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Meanwhile, Vinesh will be in action very soon. Just one bout before she takes the mat.

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Some fantastic news for the Indian fans. The Indian men's hockey team has won the bronze medal match 5-4 against Germany. INDIA WIN A HOCKEY MEDAL AFTER 41 YEARS.

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The bout is just a few moments away.

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Vanesa Kaladzinskaya won her first round match against Romania's Andreea Ana through technical superiority. 

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Mark the timings - Vinesh Phogat vs Vanesa Kaladzinskaya at 8:56AM IST.

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We now know Vinesh's opponent. Belarus' Kaladzinskaya won her round of 16 bout against Ana from Romania and will face the Indian in the next round.

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With this win, Vinesh Phogat is through to the quarterfinals of the tournament. She will be in action at 8:56AM IST in the next round. Her opponent is yet to be decided.

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Here is the scoresheet from the game

Vinesh dominated the fight

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The former Olympic bronze medalist Mattsson is out for now. Some brilliant wrestling by Vinesh. A masterclass!

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The bout ends! VINESH WINS 7-1.

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The wrestler from Sweden has finally got a point. She manages that win a leg hold. 7-1.

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Less than a minute to go now!

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Superb defense by Vinesh! Mattsson lunges forward to establish a hold but Vinesh calmly sees the attack out.

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A big lead for the Indian with 2 minutes remaining 
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