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Geeta Phogat loses opening fight
London, August 09, 2012
First Published: 18:53 IST(9/8/2012)
Last Updated: 23:24 IST(9/8/2012)

India's Geeta Phogat lost to Tonya Lynn Verbeek of Canada 1-3 in the opening round of the Olympic women's 55kg wrestling event in London on Friday.

The fight was even till round two with both opponents sharing a point each. Verbeek, silver medallist at the Athens Games, changed gears in the final round to advance to the quarterfinals.

The Canadian takes on Ukraine's Tetyana Lazareva while Geeta will battle it out in the repechage round.

Geeta still has a chance to get bronze if her opponent reaches the final.

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