Tashkent: Commonwealth Games silver medallist wrestler Rajiv Tomar crashed out of the World Championships in the qualifying round itself as India began their campaign on a disappointing note here today.
Tomar lost 1-3 in the qualifying round bout of men's 125kg freestyle against Ryong Sung of Korea, failing to make it to the competition proper.
Another Indian, Arun, also met with the same fate as he lost in the qualifying round against Cleopas Ncube of Canada 0-4 in men's 70kg freestyle.
Earlier in the day, two other Indians lost in the first round as they ended the day without doing anything.
Rahul Balasaheb Aware was able to beat Peker Ahmet of Turkey 4-0 in the qualifying round but lost his first round bout of the main event 1-3 to Bekhbayar Erdenebat of Mongolia in the men's 57kg freestyle.
Naresh Kumar also won his qualifying round match against Quintino Intipe of Guinea Bissau 5-0 before losing to Reineris Salas of Cuba 1-3 in the first round of men's 86kg freestyle.
India, however, were fielding a second-string team in view of the upcoming Asian Games. 2008 and 2012 Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar also decided to skip the World Championships in order to focus for 2016 Rio Olympics.