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Geeta Phogat loses opening fight
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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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Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
England 58 59 57 174
Australia 49 42 46 137
Canada 32 16 34 82
Scotland 19 15 19 53
India 15 30 19 64
New Zealand 14 14 17 45
South Africa 13 10 17 40
Nigeria 11 11 14 36
Kenya 10 10 5 25
Jamaica 10 4 8 22
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