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Indian wrestlers’ woeful run continues

Mausam Khatri and Rajeev Tomar crashed out in the first round of the men's freestyle competitions.

Indian grapplers’ dismal show in the Asian Games continued with Mausam Khatri and Rajeev Tomar crashing out in the first round of the men’s freestyle competitions here on Thursday.

Taking the mats first on the day at the Huagong Gymnasium,Khatri lost 1-3 to Taimuraz Tigiyev of Kazakhstan in the opening round of men’s 96kg.

The script was no different for Rajeev Tomar as he too lost his opening bout in the 120kg category by an identical margin to Aiaal Lazarev of Kyrgyzstan.

The Indian eves too started their campaign on a disappointing note as Commonwealth Games silver medallist Nirmala Devi also made a first round exit,losing 1-3 to Zhuldyz Eshimova of Kazakhstan.