London Olympics 2012 Wrestling: India's Geeta Phogat loses her bout

Zeenews Sports Bureau

London: It has been a disappointing start for the Indians in the wrestling events as Geeta Phogat has lost her bout.


However, the 23-year-Indian is still in contention for a bronze medal provided her opponent, Tonya, makes it the final of the 55kg event after which she will compete in the repechage round for a bronze.

Period 3: Tonya has won this period 3-1 which means Geeta has lost the match is out of contention for gold/silver.

Period 2: Geeta wins the second period. The bout is now tied 1-1.

Period 1: Tonya has won the first period. The Canadian is currently leading 1-0.

This is the second time that Tonya is facing an Indian opponent. Alka Tomar had earlier defeated her in Commonwealth Games.

The match is underway.

There are three periods- each of 2 minutes duration. The winner of two progresses to the next round.

Geeta Phogat had already made history when she became the first ever female wrestler from India to qualify for the Olympics. She kick-starts Indian campaign in the wrestling events in her 55kg class bout against Verbeek Tonya Lynn of Canada.

Read her profile here

Stay on this page for the live updates of the match. The bout starts at 6:00 pm (IST).